General Ignorance

“Sounds like a classic case of nepotism to me,” commented my girlfriend in response to a point which I have since forgotten as a result of the chaos that ensued. “What the fuck is ‘nepotism’?” I asked, “Have you just made that word up?” She hadn’t. It is a real word. But then you probably knew that already. In fact, according to my girlfriend, everybody in the world knows what that word means, apart from me. Well, I know what it means now (thank you dictionary.com) but I had gone through the first twenty-two years of my life completely oblivious …