How Did We Miss This One?
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Alt Title: Exception That Proves The Rule
An exception that proves a rule
is one that proves the rule's existence, by being an exception to it.
For instance, a sign saying "parking on Saturdays only" proves that there is a rule against parking there any other time, by making Saturdays an exception to that rule.
I'm trying to decide whether this should be just a Stock Phrase
or an actual trope. I'm leaning towards it being a trope, but I would like a consensus on it first.