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Protesting Too Much


(permanent link) added: 2011-03-20 18:24:19 sponsor: Raincoat (last reply: 2012-10-19 11:27:15)

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(Do We Have This One?? I thought we must. Some of what we're calling Suspiciously Specific Denial is more like "suspiciously vehement denial," or falls under both.)

A character denies (or affirms) something so emphatically that it becomes a clue that they're lying. Can be played for comedy or drama.

Compare Saying Too Much, Suspiciously Specific Denial, Blatant Lies, Implausible Deniability, You Are What You Hate.

Up for Grabs.

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