So I'm actually not a furry of an sort, but obviously being active on this site I have been exposed to it and probably know more of them (albeit online) than the average person.
Anyway, today in one of my college classes we were talking about deviance, so obviously anything on this site is fair game. To introduce the topic the professor had a slide with furries posing for a picture in a parade or something. The professor then had us list things we thought of as deviant subcultures and people listed the usual suspects, hipsters, goths ect. Then I said, "furries" and the professor was like "you just outed yourself as someone who knows what a furry is. I presumably blushed and needless to say things got really awkward. I kind of wanted to say "why are you so surprised that someone knew what that was if you found a picture online by probably Googling something like "deviant subcultures"?"
I just thought I would share this with you guys as furries apparently come up in everyday life. It really caught me off-guard. Anyone else have similar experiences?