a colleague was talking about a person he had a meeting with recently and her (non-Anglo) name was mishearable as "tulpa" and I was like "wait is her name Tulpa that's awesome", and my boss was like "what's a tulpa?" and I was like, it's kind of a mystical energy monster thing I guess? but people take them really seriously.
so he googled "tulpa" and the first suggestion was "is creating a tulpa dangerous?" and I love how succinctly that conveyed exactly what I was talking about