Twelve years ago I was standing in the checkout line at Food Lion when someone said that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. I remember thinking it sounded like a terrible accident and I would find out the details later.
Remember that old TV series Hogan's Heroes? There was a German sergeant in it named Schultz who kept on saying, "I know nothing!" I purchased a new computer and have been using that phrase quite a bit.
In the ballet Cinderella, the title role goes to someone who is delicate and graceful, so her mean stepsisters should be in stark contrast. To provide that sharp contrast, those two roles are traditionally given to men.