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Re: When I want to check the accuracy of some widely held belief, I use:

by ChuckularOne (Parson)
on Jun 19, 2014 at 15:01 UTC ( #1090480=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to When I want to check the accuracy of some widely held belief, I use:

It's odd. It's reached the point where I verify and "fact" that seems alarmist. Regardless of the subject matter.

"Politician says he'd stone gays!" Fact check -- False
"Dogs die if you give them ice!" Fact check -- False
"Sea levels are rising at unprecedented rates!" Fact check -- False

It seems that any sentence that ends with an exclamation point lately is false. What's the world coming to?


Comment on Re: When I want to check the accuracy of some widely held belief, I use:
Re^2: When I want to check the accuracy of some widely held belief, I use:
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 20, 2014 at 13:02 UTC

    Newsflash: Statements that end with exclamation points are false!

    Ironically, the exclamation point takes the shebang out of it.

      Hmmm... So the irony of your intrinsic irony is that it causes the following conundrum: Should up or down vote that. :-)

        Should up or down vote that.

        Yes, yes you should. (Hard as it was, i withheld the exclamation point from that sentence!)

Re^2: When I want to check the accuracy of some widely held belief, I use:
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 21, 2014 at 04:02 UTC

    As an anonymous NSA source, I'm glad that I'll be able to inform my superiors that our plot to weaken the exclamation point is "working as intended!"

    Next on our list is the question mark?

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