I don't understand people who confuse mammal with animal.
I don't understand people who pronounce Borough as Bureau.
I don't understand why the games have been so crappy lately.
RE: Being taught modern history... Having graduated high school in 1967, I can tell you that the Dade County Public School System (Miami, FL) had the teachers spend SO MUCH TIME on Pizarro conquering the Incas in, yes, AMERICAN history (because, after all, Peru is in South America) that by the time the school year ended, we were barely up to Reconstruction. And because Miami was such a magnet for newcomers from other states/school systems, each year did NOT follow up on the previous year, but started all over again with Columbus, et al. That I know anything at all about the early 20th Century is due to my parents, reading, and PBS.