(This is only a hypothetical example) I stared at her. "Where did you learn Spanish?" "Well," she said, "My father came from the Isle of Pines near the United States. His great-great grandparents, Robert and Marianne, were white. They were French and came there from Haiti after the revolution in a boat called the New Moon." OK, I know it's not very good, but would that example count as a shout-out? I assume some posters would know the operetta The New Moon. In this case the Isle of Pines is a fantasy counterpart culture of Cuba.