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Jul 15th 2016 at 3:40:10 AM •••

Can I question why Pot Calling The Kettle Black links to Hypocrisy Nod? The pot/kettle idiom is not about acknowledging your own hypocrisy, but about a person making an accusation despite being far worse in that particular way than the one they are accusing. Hypocrisy Nod is an extension to that, but the main idiom doesn't include acknowledgement.

May 22nd 2014 at 9:02:58 AM •••

Damn... I wish the rest of the internet knew about Ad Hominem Tu quoque LOL

Mar 21st 2014 at 2:44:06 PM •••

Question: does the Alt Text on this Paranatural strip count as an example? It's the author pointing out the character's hypocrisy while Forge's point is still presented as valid.

Camacan MOD
Mar 21st 2011 at 11:56:20 PM •••

This is probably not an example:

The link is broken. The strip, once found, doesn't seem to contain hypocrisy: the author appears to be saying "this behaviour is common in fanboys like me but it's bad I don't do it."The examples of Straw Loser in the strip are obvious parodies and not to be taken straight.

It's possible the trope turns up in his work elsewhere but remember the reader may not know the work — we're aiming at a general audience. This is one reason why we have to have details. An example with just an offsite link isn't usable.

Edited by Camacan
Sep 12th 2010 at 8:22:02 PM •••


  • "We hold the truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." The overall consensus among historians is that the Founding Fathers were well aware of just how hypocritical that statement actually was when they used it, given the country's institution of slavery at the time.

Because that's not a Hypocrisy Nod. One needs to acknowledge it, not just recognize it.

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