“I don’t like the Grateful Dead.”
Well, what do you know about them?
I mean, are you making an argument from logic and reason, or are you just being emotional?
“I don’t know. Whichever one of those ‘preference’ falls under.”
What do you know about the Dead? You can only dislike them if you know everything there is to know about them.
“That’s not how it works.”
What are some of their songs?
“I don’t know. Touch of Gray? Trucking?”
Ah-ha! It’s Truckin’. There’s no g. How can you have an opinion on something when you don’t even know how to spell it?
“Dude, I just don’t like the Grateful Dead’s music or want it around me.”
What specifically is it that you don’t understand?
“I understand it.”
Clearly you don’t.
Name all the keyboardists.
“How many were there?”
Depends on who you ask. Anywhere from 5 to 7.
“That doesn’t seem right.”
And yet it is, and the fact that you didn’t know that says to me that you’re not knowledgeable enough about the Dead to have an opinion on the Dead.
“You don’t need to know all the minutiae of a topic to dismiss it! I’m quite sure there’s a debate in the trepanation community about which side of the head is the best to drill into, but I don’t need to be up on the discussion before deciding not to cut a hole in my skull.”
The left side is the best.