Sunday, June 7, 2009

Entry: Gullibility

Sorry for my tardiness in updating, I've been a combination of busy, distracted, uninspired, and sans Internet. Ever onward.

Last night, one of my "friends" took advantage of my trusting nature for the sake of entertainment and told me that "gullible" is not in the dictionary. You'll be happy to know that I did not run to look it up. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me several times... still shame on you.

It did, however, lead me to wonder if there was a Wikipedia article on "gullibility" and if it mentioned the joke. As it turns out, gullible is not on Wikipedia.

No, it's really not.

No, really, click on the damn link. It's not there.

See, would-be mockers, the Wik is on my side.

2 comments:

Pooka said...

You know, I almost didn't click. I almost didn't. But I too have a trusting nature, and it paid off this time.

And what's the George W. quote about fool and shame thing? Why... let's ask the Wik! "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

(which is still, in my opinion, a distant second to "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.")

(or maybe the one about putting food on your family)

Regina said...

Heh, I was trying to think of that quote, but I could only come up with Mike Birbiglia's extrapolation of what Dubya would say if someone tried to assassinate him: "Shoot me once, shame on you. Shoot me twice... you can't shoot the shooter."

It's not accurate to reality, but I find that I prefer life filtered through a Mike Birbiglia lens.