Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
Sorry to say, many young people have little general knowledge, even after having gone through college. If it wasn't taught, they don't know it. I remember talking with a geology graduate and referred to the material on a slope as alluvium. He said "How do you know what alluvium is? Did you study it?" He was amazed that I regarded it as general knowledge.
"Alluvium" is the unsorted particulate form of information that makes it's way from the professor's mouth (as he reads one chapter ahead of the students) through the graduate's ears, coming to rest in and clogging the never-to-be-used-again cerebral convolutions.