Self Refuting Statement YKTTW Discussion
|Self Refuting Statement|
Jeremiah: It's not fair. My brother Joseph has a sin to confess. I wish I had one too.
Papa Sheep: Oh, don't you see? You DO have a sin to confess; the sin of envy!Do We Have This One?? Oh, and I'm open to title suggestions. This is when an idea or phrase is considered self contradictory by its very nature. The Other Wiki already has an article on this concept.
- The page quote example is clearly one by design, as is evident from the Show Within a Show lampshading it.
- Obi-Wan's "only a sith deals in absolutes" statement from Revenge of the Sith is one by accident, as is readily apparent by its use on anti-Bush t-shirts despite the wide variety of criticisms. (It is often parodied in Youtube comments, and you know you're dealing with bad logic when even Youtube comments can see through it. Even if you take the "Obi-Wan is a sith" explanation, which already contradicts his role as being on the side of good throughout the series, that would be more definitively ruled out by Yoda's "only two there are" statement from The Phantom Menace.