semantics.
© 2001 Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>


We were at the club going over some paperwork, comparing bid proposals to what we were actually billed.

Alexis: Wow, there's a lot of padding in this invoice.
jwz: Padding. In this context that word means ``lies,'' right?
Alexis: Well I was trying to be a little more diplomatic than that.
jwz: Diplomatic. That means... ``lies,'' right?
Alexis: Well, you've got a very black-and-white view of the world.
jwz: See, I like to refer to that as ``truth.''
Alexis: And that's what makes you special, Jamie.


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