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


(permanent link) added: 2012-06-19 10:13:31 sponsor: eedwardgrey3 (last reply: 2012-08-25 06:08:49)

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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.

Examples:

  • 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.
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