Being a bit of a sad geek I shoved my head out of the door today when I heard a Merlin engine. Passing overhead was a Spitfire. In the front room of the house were three boys aged between 9 and 11 years old. When I mentioned to my son that a Spitfire had just flown over the house his 10 year old friend said, "What's a Spitfire?" Is the boy gay for not knowing what a Spitfire is or perhaps he is an Islamist terrorist plant who has just failed his citizenship test? Should I have asked him to explain the offside rule then killed him with a sharpened desert spoon if he got it wrong?