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  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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February 19, 2011

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This made me smile. I always blame my naivete on my rural upbringing. Even city kids can be naive. I probably shouldn't find that comforting, but I do.

Oh, my.

Well, since Sandy Hair hasn't "friended" any Chinese people on Facebook, and Dreads doesn't follow @TheInuit on Twitter, the lack of knowledge they display is quite understandable and even normal. Furthermore, given that it doesn't involve anyone in their social networks, the problem is essentially moot, which is to say, it doesn't exist.

(If I sound delirious it's because I've been banging my head against the wall for the past five minutes. We are doomed.)

this is hysterical!

I am very glad I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Family friends were from everywhere, including China and France. But of course the word "Inuit" came into my vocabulary only recently, replacing Eskimos.

Amusing. Though our threads of knowledge are separated by gaps, these gaps seem a little larger than most! You could start a sister blog to "Overheard in New York."

Thanks for the laugh, Beth.

Well, at least Sandy Hair asked questions and learned something. There is hope.

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