Quarto is fascinated with weather, so yesterday morning when I turned on the weather radio to listen to the forecast, it was not a surprise when Quarto appeared within seconds and became fixated on the forecast himself. He would share his thoughts on everything being said to anyone who happened to be within eye-shot and shouting distance. (He is testing out a new tone - indignation, so every one of his comments was seething with it.)
As I entered Quarto's sphere of communication, he turned to me and the following conversation ensued:
Weather Man: The following is a severe weather alert for east Arkansas, the ...
Quarto: [indignantly] There is no such state as Arkansas!
Me: [with shocked laughter] Yes there is.
Quarto: Really? I thought they were making that up.
Arkansas... a conspiracy of cartographers, apparently (to quote Rosencrantz... or Guildenstern).