Scene: Last night. Nine-year-old Bug is reading on the living room couch, while Tom and I sat chatting at the dinner table.
Bug: Hey, Dad, what does "litigate" mean?
Tom: To take legal action against someone.
Bug: Ohhhh. What about "paleolithic"?
Tom: Um, like, prehistoric.
Bug (chuckles): OK. Heh. That's funny.
(ten seconds later)
Bug: What about "indigenous"?
Tom: WHAT are you reading?
Bug: The Far Side. It's this really funny comic book I found downstairs.
Funny, and apparently, educational!