No, Kim Kardashian Will Not Be at the S.F. Conservatory of Music Tonight
Spelling: It's a tricky thing. Sometimes you look at a word, especially a word with a lot of letters, and think, "Gee, that sure looks like another word I know with a lot of letters." And then all sorts of confusion ensues. This sort of mix-up arose on the Twitter today after the S.F. Conservatory of Music reminded the world that a violist named Kim, whose last name begins with "K" and ends with "-ashian," would be giving a chamber music master class at the music school tonight. Surely you can see the potential for confusion there. Twitterers scanning their feeds wondered, quite reasonably: Is Kanye's fiance secretly a virtuoso?
Nope, not that Kim.
Sadly, no: There happens to be a notable violist whose name is Kim Kashkashian. She will be at SFCM tonight. The other Kim "-ashian" will, alas, not be there (as far as we know).
But for the half a second that any of us were confused, well, it was a very amusing sort of confusion. It also led to what we may just declare the single finest tweet in the nearly 100-year history of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music:
Attention all: Kim Kardashian will NOT be be giving a masterclass at SFCM tonight. Kim Kashkashian is much better at the viola and it's free— SF Conservatory (@SFConservMusic) February 10, 2014
Keep those, "-ashians" straight, kids. Oh, and the viola master class is free tonight at the Conservatory, if you're in the neighborhood of 50 Oak St.