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12th Aug '16 6:39:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most of the "{{Confucius}} Say" jokes utilize a combination of this, {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s and LiteralMinded, such as "Man who farts in church sits in his own pew".

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* Most of the "{{Confucius}} "Creator/{{Confucius}} Say" jokes utilize a combination of this, {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s and LiteralMinded, such as "Man who farts in church sits in his own pew".
8th Aug '16 1:18:49 PM rjd1922
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* The NES version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Moj8ET4gLU Baseball Stars]] has one as a [[CheatCode cheat code]]. "What is a wren?" [[CaptainObvious "A bird."]] "When isn't it?" "When it is."
* Godot in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' is prone to coffee-flavoured flavours of these. Everyone keeps asking him to start making sense, but he ignores them. Maya refers to them as part of his Coffeenese.

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* The NES version of [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Moj8ET4gLU Baseball Stars]] Stars]]'' has one as a [[CheatCode cheat code]]. "What is a wren?" [[CaptainObvious "A bird."]] "When isn't it?" "When it is."
* Godot in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' is prone to coffee-flavoured flavours of these. Everyone keeps asking him to start making sense, but he ignores them. Maya Phoenix refers to them as part of his Coffeenese.
30th Jul '16 5:03:24 PM PrimeEvil
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** It's quite simple, really: The point of the rhyme is that the fuzz which covers a peach's outer surface looks good, but trying to emulate a peach by walking around with PermaStubble only makes one look unkempt. In a word: "You're not a peach, so get rid of that fuzz with Burma-Shave."
30th Jul '16 10:50:28 AM Narsil
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* The trope could almost be called "Life is a Fountain", after an old joke on these lines. The joke has a hundred varieties, but they all play out like this:
-->A guru is on his deathbed, surrounded by his students. With a great effort, the guru gasps out, "Life... is a fountain."\\
The students ponder the wisdom, until one finally asks, "Why?" \\
The guru thinks for a minute, then says, "[[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Nu]], so it's not a fountain."
30th Jul '16 10:43:25 AM hoodiecrow
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* "Let things have been as they have been, nonetheless they've been somehow; so far it has never been that things would be nohow." - Josef �vejk from Jaroslav Ha�ek's ''The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier �vejk During the World War'' mentions a man he knew, who said this before court.

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* "Let things have been as they have been, nonetheless they've been somehow; so far it has never been that things would be nohow." - Josef �vejk Švejk from Jaroslav Ha�ek's Hašek's ''The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier �vejk Švejk During the World War'' mentions a man he knew, who said this before court.
30th Jul '16 10:19:47 AM dunicha
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* Some of the maxims and sayings of Sepp Herberger, long-time coach of the German [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] team sound a lot like this, notably "After the game is before the game", "The next game is always the hardest game", "He who doesn't dig a pitfall for himself at least has one less pitfall to fall into", and "Some people think that when they talk about thinking they already think". Most of thee, however, ''do'' make sense in a metaphorical or sarcastic manner.

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* Some of the maxims and sayings of Sepp Herberger, long-time coach of the German [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] team sound a lot like this, notably "After the game is before the game", "The next game is always the hardest game", "He who doesn't dig a pitfall for himself at least has one less pitfall to fall into", and "Some people think that when they talk about thinking they already think". Most of thee, these, however, ''do'' make sense in a metaphorical or sarcastic manner.
14th Jul '16 9:38:53 PM gemmabeta2
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* Neuroscientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett has coined the term "Deepity" to describe an "seemingly profound statement" that has two levels of meanings, one that is trivially true and another one that sounds profound but is actually a meaningless statement.
5th Jul '16 4:03:43 AM BillyHorrible
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** Note that the humans need a (human-made) translating machine to understand the Martians. It's never outright stated, but there are a few hints (like the above) that the machine is not working correctly.
17th Jun '16 12:37:55 PM JackG
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* In the PilotMovie for ''[[Series/KungFu Kung Fu: The Legend Continues]]'' when Peter quotes his father back to him.
-->'''Peter:''' "Ah yes. Darkness shall overcome the light," as you would say. "But splinters of black will easily be crushed. The illumination of one candle shall forever touch mankind's luminous spirit."
-->'''Kwai Chang:''' I never said anything like that. Means absolutely nothing.
-->'''Peter:''' I know. Sounded great though, didn't it?
19th May '16 4:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* {{Lampshaded}} on "TheOffice" -- Michael's Last Dundies:

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* {{Lampshaded}} on "TheOffice" ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' -- Michael's Last Dundies:
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