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bobbys
02-29-2016, 11:37 AM
Mr President, You see all these writers and actors and producers?, They don't hire black people, And they are the nicest white people, They're liberals.

Jim Mahan
02-29-2016, 11:47 AM
I'm guessing the president referred to is the president of the Academy of whatever in Hollywood?

S.V. Airlie
02-29-2016, 11:48 AM
Don't burst his bubble, that's not nice!

bobbys
02-29-2016, 11:51 AM
I'm guessing the president referred to is the president of the Academy of whatever in Hollywood?
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I'm not sure but I HAD to beat Norm to this, I'm sure he was ready to post it!

JimD
02-29-2016, 11:52 AM
I'm guessing the president referred to is the president of the Academy of whatever in Hollywood?

Nope. It was a reference to Obama made by Oscars emcee Chris Rock last night. It was kinda funny the way Rock delivered it. There were jokes and skits all night about the absence of any black nominees.

Tom Wilkinson
02-29-2016, 11:58 AM
I don't reply to truly stupid posts.

Is that the exception that proves the rule?

David G
02-29-2016, 12:10 PM
http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by bobbys http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?p=4817259#post4817259)

Sorry, not buying it, When libs degrade the whole south you have no excuse..

You either live there and be part of it or move to a progressive liberal city where they keep the blacks out with economic gates.


I am sorry you feel that way sir. I would describe your attitude as part of the problem, not part of the solution.
J

Too Little Time
02-29-2016, 12:13 PM
Is that the exception that proves the rule?
Technically, the phrase is: the exception that tests the rule. That is, demonstrates that the rule is false.

David G
02-29-2016, 12:41 PM
Technically, the phrase is: the exception that tests the rule. That is, demonstrates that the rule is false.

My appreciation for your ability to use a little knowledge in order to misapprehend even the most basic of subjects continues to grow.

While the usage you suggest is accurate, it is the substantially less common of two possible meanings of the saying. And some linguists disavow it entirely as an interpretation of the phrase.

AND the phrase you suggest, "the exception that tests the rule", is almost never used.

Oh... and your last sentence is incorrect as well. When used in this more scientific way... it doesn't mean that the exception disproves the rule, simply that it calls for a test.

TLT in a nutshell.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exception_that_proves_the_rule

Tom Wilkinson
02-29-2016, 12:42 PM
Technically, the phrase is: the exception that tests the rule. That is, demonstrates that the rule is false.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exception_that_proves_the_rule

Guess David beat me to it.

Paul Pless
02-29-2016, 12:48 PM
My appreciation for your ability to use a little knowledge in order to misapprehend even the most basic of subjects continues to grow.

While the usage you suggest is accurate, it is the substantially less common of two possible meanings of the saying. And some linguists disavow it entirely as an interpretation of the phrase.

AND the phrase you suggest, "the exception that tests the rule", is almost never used.

Oh... and your last sentence is incorrect as well. When used in this more scientific way... it doesn't mean that the exception disproves the rule, simply that it calls for a test.

TLT in a nutshell.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exception_that_proves_the_ruleDunning Kruger?

David G
02-29-2016, 12:50 PM
Dunning Kruger?

Impossible to diagnose from a distance. One can only speculate based upon repeated patterns of behavior. I, myself, suspect early-onset dementia - but you could have the right of it...