From a recent conversation:
Me: Hey, you’re doing a little light reading of the Economist [magazine]?
Some Guy: Yes, I’m getting ready to go with the Peace Corps to Georgia. The country. Not the state.
Me: Oh, that’s great. Yes, the country.
Some Guy: I wasn’t sure if you knew.
Me: Well, I know there are problems in Atlanta, but I was reasonably sure we weren’t sending the Peace Corps there yet.
Some Guy: Right. But I bet 70% of the people that I tell I’m going to Georgia with the Peace Corps think I’m going to Georgia, the state.
Me: Oh my.