[Ads-l] deepitude

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 21 11:00:24 UTC 2021

Franklin Veaux at Quora.com yesterday:

" I think it’s a great example of a deepitude: a saying that sounds pithy
and wise until you really think about it. Once you think about it, it’s
trite, nonsensical, or both."

A deep-sounding platitude.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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