If DC staffers can talk like this:
Levin Staffer Arrested for Allegedly Beating Lover With Shovel
Foster put his boyfriend in a choke hold and stated, “I want to kill you. Die dirty faggy.”
“When you reach the fifth step, I am going to stab you.”
Then my sane, intelligent characters can speak grammatically of detailed technical matters in casual conversation.
Hat tip to David Codrea.