Created By: eedwardgrey3 on June 19, 2012 Last Edited By: eedwardgrey3 on August 25, 2012


Where somebody makes a claim about X that is overwhelmed by the exceptions

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Alice says X is great and claims nobody disagrees. Except maybe every member of the crew who isn't Alice. Or every student of the school who isn't Alice. And maybe the entire global population except Alice.

Or Bob asks when his cunning plans have ever failed? Well other than on almost every single occasion he's come up with a cunning plan.

In its most extreme form this trope borders on No, Except Yes.


  • Opinions on Cacafonix the Bard in Astérix are divided. He thinks he's a genius, everbody else thinks he isn't.
  • When captain Rum informs Black Adder that his ship doesn't have a crew, Blackadder replies that he was under the impression that it was common maritime practice for a ship to have a crew. Rum replies that opinions are divided on the subject: all the other captains say it is, he says it isn't.
  • On Monty Python's Life of Brian "All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"
  • On Questionable Content Marten tells Pintsize to be good while he's out. Pintsize asks "When am I not good". Marten doesn't even bother replying and it turns out Pintsize has at the very least 472 examples on his hard drive.
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • June 19, 2012
    I need confirmation on this but I think that the episode of Blackadder III about politics had one of these about everyone being able to vote, except women, the poor, etc etc
  • June 19, 2012
    • In one episode of Rugrats, Angelica tries to convince Chuckie (and the rest of the babies) to work on her lemonade stand;
      Angelica: Chuckie, Chuckie, Chuckie. Have I ever lied to you?
      Chuckie: Well, there was that time you told me that Spike was my brother.
      Angelica: Time to play lemonade! Okay, let's go.
      Chuckie: And the time you told me rocks was food, and the-
  • June 19, 2012
  • August 25, 2012
    I think there's a bug in the system, as the supposed page that was resulted from this trope's launching is blank.
  • August 25, 2012