Exception To The Rule
An exception to a rule, which generally proves it.


(permanent link) added: 2011-05-07 13:45:27 sponsor: Ekuran (last reply: 2011-05-18 18:05:08)

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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.

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