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Posted By: Phil Edwards
11-Jul-11 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
I think the premesis joke was one of Flann O' Brien's

It's in At Swim-Two-Birds. The main character spends a lot of time having arguments in bars, and comes up with what he thinks is a killer witticism/put-down - "Your argument is unsound, as it is based on licensed premises". He tries to use it two or three different times, but keeps getting cut off or ignored.