I'm not sure why I do it.
I think I'm trying to reconcile my discomfort at speaking as an authority with being friendly and in a way kids can understand. Maybe people will feel like it's a more-collaborative conversation (where we're trying to think out loud about whatever the subject is - say, why do birds stand on one leg?) if I let the rough edges show.
I have a degree in molecular biology, but most of my knowledge of macrobiology is either stuff I learned in high school or what I've watched on TV. When somebody asks a question I don't know the answer to, I'll provide the stuff that I think is related to the answer ("Well, I know that other herons and egrets lay blue eggs.") and see if we can come to a conclusion from what we both know.
Or it's just a way to try and avoid seeming uppity.
Donald Trump 2016: Oh.
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