(Open RP, I'm a girl, your character can be whatever you like. Please be literate.) I was just starting out as a Pokemon trainer, and I'd just gotten my first Pokemon... my very own Eevee! He was so adorable, I couldn't bear to keep him cooped up in a Pokeball. I was walking through the halls of the gym with him at my heels, and he suddenly took off running. I gasped and went after him, and when I caught up, I saw him playing with another trainer's Vulpix. "Oh... hi!" I say to the trainer.
Let's substitute knowing the names of umpteen million dinosaurs, the periods they lived in, what families they belong to, etc. for knowing the moons of Jupiter. He's fine with telling me what he wants for lunch. But initiating and keeping a conversation going? Not so much.