Literally the best thing I’ve read in the last 10 minutes

There is, of course, no subjective reason that this is awesome. The awesomeness is all objective:

Interviewer: What is your greatest weakness?" leads to hilarity

My greatest weakness


A: What is your greatest weakness?

B: Interpreting the semantics of a question but ignoring the pragmatics.

A: Could you give an example?

B: Yes, I could.


  1. John Morales says

    That’s not a weakness, that’s an technique.

    Iain M Banks: “Oh, they never lie. They dissemble, evade, prevaricate, confound, confuse, distract, obscure, subtly misrepresent and willfully misunderstand with what often appears to be a positively gleeful relish and are generally perfectly capable of contriving to give one an utterly unambiguous impression of their future course of action while in fact intending to do exactly the opposite, but they never lie. Perish the thought.”

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