Adults who THINK They Know All
" "A goose with hands, Uncle Remus!" the little boy exclaimed.
"How you know goose aint got han's?" Uncle Remus inquired, with a frown. "Is you been sleepin' longer old man Know-All? Little mo' en you'll up'n stan' me down dat snakes aint got no foots, and yit you taken en lay a snake down yer 'fo' de fier, en his foots 'll come out right 'fo' yo' eyes." " - Joel Chandler Harris, Nights with Uncle Remus, I: Mr. Fox and Miss Goose
I just found this quotation amusing with the fact that two things:
1. The child is able to acknowledge the flaw in his Uncle's tale with a goose having hands.
2. The uncle is strange and ignorant enough to believe that a snake has feet. And that is just on top of the fact that he calls his nephew dumb!
I rest my case. :)