Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Today I learnt...

Been caught out in a deception? Or maybe you've had your woeful ignorance of some topic brought to light... Well, never fear, with just four simple words you can in all honesty contradict your accuser even if they're actually right!

Repeat after me: "I would say that..."

That magic little caveat can be used to prefix whatever you like, and best of all it makes the whole statement not only true but self evidently true.

Here's a fine example: A Conversation with Expelled's Associate Producer Mark Mathis

It seems to me that the words "I would say that" have an unspoken implication - a parenthetical "because otherwise I'd have to admit to being wrong, a pillock, or both"

But then, I would say that, wouldn't I?

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