“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
—Arthur C. Clarke
When a non-techie friend of mine moved to San Francisco, she overheard two guys talking next to her.
“What are you up to,” one of them asks?
The other replied, “Oh, I’m trying to learn Python.”
“Excuse me,” my friend interrupted them. “But I believe it’s called Parseltongue.”
(After living here for a while longer, she became very embarrassed. And though it wasn’t exactly what he meant, I still think Mr. Clarke would approve.)