2015.33: In Which I Gertrude About Gertruding about Gertruding

I would never say that I don’t need to prove that I don’t need to prove that I’m opposed to cops being murdered. Because it’s obvious that I don’t need to prove that I don’t need to prove that I oppose murder, and rape, and revenge porn, and all of the other bad things. It goes without saying. And nobody would suggest that I need to prove that I need to prove that I’m opposed to bad things unless I proactively insisted that such was not the case.

So, once and for all, not only am I opposed to all the bad things, but also I don’t need to prove it. And furthermore I don’t need to prove that.

I hope it’s obvious. I would hate to have to prove that I don’t need to prove that I don’t need to prove that I oppose all of the bad things.

(I want Urban Dictionary credit for coining the verb “to gertrude,” meaning “to create doubt in a proposition by insisting upon it.”)

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    1. “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”* *- I don’t know where this ranks in terms of most frequently misquoted lines, but it has to be up there, along with “falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic” and “If she can stand it, I can. Play it!”

      1. “But the misinterpretation has passed into common knowledge, so I’m going with it.”

        Common knowledge, two lies for the price of one.

  1. I am visiting this blog for the first time today after it was referenced by Grits For Breakfast’s latest blog… and I’m staying because this is the greatest blog entry it the history of ever. I’m not exaggerating, and I don’t have to prove it. And I certainly don’t have to prove that I don’t have to prove that I’m not exaggerating. #ToGertrude

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