If you’re ever in the mood to feel like a complete dumbass, you should go learn a few key words on a topic you know absolutely nothing about and then use them to start a conversation with an expert in that field. Not only will you feel like an imbecile, the person to whom you’re speaking will look at you like you’re a complete moron. I promise. Their eyes will go a little squinty and they’ll look at you like, “Um. Why did you bring this up if you can’t even follow along?”
Don’t believe me? Go ask a cardiac surgeon if he thinks glucose-insulin-potassium therapy reduces in-hospital-mortality after acute myocardial infarction. Then see how long it takes your eyes to glaze over as he talks in words you don’t understand. The good doctor will quickly tire of your inappropriate responses, at which point he’ll pretend to take an urgent call on his cell and he’ll walk away from you, the moron, with a sigh of relief.
I know this because I’ve become like an expert at starting conversations with little to no ability to actually see them through. Thank you, Spanish!