Title text: "Grandpa, what was it like in the Before time?" "It was hell. People went around saying glass was a slow-flowing liquid. You folks these days don't know how good you have it."
This is a reference to the situation people often find themselves where they think they know something about a subject but then they are asked to provide deeper insight and find themselves faced with a lack of explanation. Also see logical fallacy ad populum.
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- [Miss Lenhart is standing in front of a board, holding a laptop computer and elocuting.]
- Miss Lenhart: Okay, middle school students, it's the first Tuesday in February.
- Miss Lenhart: This means that by law and custom, we must spend the morning reading through the Wikipedia article List of Common Misconceptions, so you can spend the rest of your lives being a little less wrong.
- Miss Lenhart: The guests at every party you'll ever attend thank us in advance.