Learning to Ignore “Well, Technically…”

Some people never grow from the stage of their life where they philosophize semantics. Imagine we communicated such that every single term were clarified to avoid all misunderstanding: the verbosity would reach a point of insanity.

How many clauses can one add to a contract before it specifies every edge case?


A bad faith actor still finds an edge case in a contract full of clauses. A good faith actor fears the extraneous protective clauses.

Stop trying to consider every possible situation to appease the semanticist. Instead, the next time someone says, “well, technically,” respond “well, generally.”

Why does “vomiting” have one ‘t’ but “permitting” has two?