Watching a trailer for an upcoming movie I'm reminded of the swimming lessons I taught in the summer of 1990 or so. One of the exercises I always do with the kids is have them "talk to the fish" (blow bubbles), and then "listen to their responses" (rest their ears on the water and take a breath). To further engage them, I always have the kids ask their fish for their names and then ask what they were. The very young kids tend to imagine the fish had their own names, or the name of someone very close to them. Slightly older, though, and their imaginations provide the names of other people or characters they have recently thought about in their lives.
So imagine how impressed I was when the kids reported that the imaginary school of fish swimming in our town pool all had the names of Renaissance artists. "Raphael!" "Donatello!" "Michaelangelo!" "Leonardo!"
And how crushed I was the day I discovered that these were also the names of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.