I have a distinct memory of being asked at some point in elementary school, what is your favorite color. I wrote, “Cyan”. It was a nice mix of green and blue, distinct from both, and I knew what it was called because I had been doing console I/O programming in pascal (that’s right, I have my own supergeek stories too!). When I got the sheet back, there was a red question mark there.
My vocab at that point was already better than that of my teachers. =DDD