Monday, September 05, 2016

I'm not a racist, but..

Recent J&M cartoon highlighting the phenomenon that is the "but" at the end of sentences starting with the words "I'm not a ....".

For example, "I'm not religious, but..." is one of my favourites, invariably what follows the "but" is some form of contradiction of the first part. Another popular variation on this theme, often used by religious people, is the odious. "It's not me saying homosexuality is disgusting and immoral, it's God".

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