You mean Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?
January 29, 2011 5:26 AM Subscribe
"You mean Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?" I'm looking for a modern equivalent to this phrase, meant to express the youthful ignorance of history, even very significant history. Especially when such ignorance surfaces in a way that's jarring to folks who were there.
posted by Myself to Society & Culture (88 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I just caught a young programmer friend describing language redundancy with "It's like why 'FOR' exists, when there's already 'WHILE'."
For the non-programmers here, the FOR loop has been around since the very early days of high-level programming, and WHILE is a relative newcomer.
So, I went to rib him with the McCartney phrase, and realized that he's probably never heard of Wings, either. Update, please?