Recently someone was very impressed that I knew that an object was a “crook.”
They held one up and said, “what is this?”
“A crook,” I said.
They were impressed. I had no idea I was so literate!
I like how their patter in this one came out.
But also, I grew up vegetarian, and I always found it interesting people’s mental and emotional separation between the food on their plate and the animals themselves.