As a child in the 1970s, I was always taught that March comes “in like a lion, and out like a lamb.”  (I believe that other countries have different animals, i.e. New Zealand where March comes in like a kangaroo and out like a smaller kangaroo.)  But as I aged, I found that saying waning, and by the time my child was old enough to understand, they had absolutely NO idea what I was talking about.  Of course, they also had no idea about the four food groups, either, which can be attributed to the world moving on, but leading to today’s out-of-date query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) made sure to introduce the child to ‘Schoolhouse Rock’, so at least SOME of my references will makes sense, asking: What bit of knowledge that you were taught as a child is no longer valid, like my “In like a lion” issue?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    “There are 9 planets and 4 ocean basins.” Now it seems that there are 8 and 5, respectively. I think you have to have a combined total of 13, in some kind of planet/ocean equilibrium.

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