I study a theory called N=4 super Yang-Mills.
When I say this to someone, I have a pretty good idea of how the conversation will go. First, the person will spend a few moments trying to pronounce the theory’s name. Giving up, they'll then try to bring things back to something they’ve heard of.
“N=4 super… umm… so, is that something they’re testing at the Large Hadron Collider?”