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22nd May, 2020 03:44:55 AM

The "stunned by stupidity" variant mentioned on Stunned Silence.

22nd May, 2020 03:54:12 AM

But here Alice isn't stunned by the stupidity, just remaining silent because nothing she can say could prove her point better (or make her look petty as with I Warned You).

22nd May, 2020 06:27:22 AM

B'ob's not saying anything either, I think was the thing there. The Oh, Crap! usage.

Smug Silence doesn't seem to be its own thing, but some form of Instantly Proven Wrong / Tempting Fate is also in play. Digging Yourself Deeper might sort of cover it from the reverse angle, or Dug in Deeper since B'ob apparently can't just acknowledge that there's a difference between mocking Klingon scientists as a form of posturing for the sake of glorifying Klingon warriors, and actually hurling all your civilization's scientists into the sun and announcing it in front of your enemies.

Edited by Unsung

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