Posted Apr 17, 2009 3:53 UTC (Fri) by ccurtis (guest, #49713)
Parent article: Shortening the rope
I expect I'll never get a response in a thread this large, but I'm a bit confused here - I think there's a problem in the analogy. Having enough rope to hangs one's self is one thing, but then adding extra rope tends not to increase the likelihood of a successful hanging...
Or is this just another one of those things where the more unbelievable something is the greater the worth being assigned to it through invariably larger caches of salt, and I should just silently bemoan to myself this lack of any actual rational meaning in the ongoing evolution of language?