[Ads-l] Quote: Even paranoiacs have real enemies

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Sun Jul 10 15:14:09 UTC 2016

Great summation. I now wonder if the rise and standardization of the "just because...doesn't mean" construction is what encouraged the later version of the saying.

> On Jul 10, 2016, at 8:48 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Way back in 2011 and 2013 an extended discussion occurred about a
> family of closely related quotations. Now, I've written a summary
> analysis for the Quote Investigator website. The acknowledgement
> listed many of the discussion participants:
> Even Paranoiacs Have Real Enemies
> http://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/07/09/paranoid/
> [Begin acknowledgement]
> (Great thanks to Victor Steinbok and W. M. Hamilton whose inquiries
> led QI to formulate this question and perform this exploration.
> Steinbok located valuable citations such as the one dated April 1967.
> Special thanks to the discussants including: Jonathan Lighter, Dave
> Wilton, Dan Goncharoff, Laurence Horn, Ben Zimmer, Fred Shapiro, and
> Charles Doyle.)
> [End acknowledgement]
> With appreciation; feedback welcome,
> Garson
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