I agree with you for the most part OldTanker.
We're all ignorant about something in this world,
and anybody with knowledge of that something
really has no more right to laugh at us for it
than we do about their particular ignorance.
It can still be humorous!
With our 4H club we do a lot of fairs and public
events with all the farm animals. Being in an
urban sprawl area, we get a LOT of comical
ignorance, but that's why we're there - to teach
and share our knowledge. It makes it fun. And
we'd never fault somebody for it.
The people we actually LAUGH at are the ones that
come through talking loud as if they KNEW what
they're talking about.
It's usually the dad's, the ones who won't ask
questions, instead they'll try to impress their
wives, kids, us, and everyone else around them
with their knowledge.
(once you hear the loud voice, you know you're
dealing with one)
"look there kids, see that chicken, now that's a
rooster, you can tell by that red thing on top of
his head - I bet he lays a lot of eggs"
"that cow over there is a bull, you can tell
because it has horns".