Aug 1st


Conan’s nutshell philosophy:

2+2 = fish

But what does this mean?

It means that you may not like the fact that English grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage all have rules. You may feel that the apostrophe, for example, should be abolished altogether. You may think that “irregardless” and “alot” are acceptable substitutions for actual words. You may, indeed, believe that the rules are unfair and arbitrary, and consequently should be flexible or (*gag*) “relative.”

You may believe all those things. That is your right.

You are, however, still wrong.

Ergo, you may not like the fact that 2+2=4. You may not even believe it. But you are empirically not correct when you say that 2+2=fish.


Comments on “2+2=Fish”

Facts…or opinions? | said:

[...] Let me put it this way: if we actually ever did convert to the metric system, would we explain the old measuring units by saying “An inch equaled the distance between this post and the house across the street”? The fact is that A.D. does not mean “after death.” So I have to ask: did the teacher not know what it truly stood for, or did the teacher disagree with its implications and therefore choose not to impart the offensive information? I may not like the fact that 2+2=4, but I still won’t be right if I say that 2+2=fish. [...]

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