Indirection is funny


In code, unnecessary layers of indirection can be confusing and lead to bug. Do you really need to write code like: ***p = ****q.

However, in natural language, technically correct usages of indirection can be funny and sound sophisticated.

  1. “We need a plan for when we’ll have the plan” 
  2. “Known Knowns”, “Known Unknowns”, and “Unknown Unknowns” 
  3. “I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate.” 
Comments (3)

  1. Saying phrases like "This statement is false" does mean you've found some fatal flaw in

  2. Mike Stall’s .NET Debugging Blog has an entry, I just love to refer to: "This statement is false" At

  3. Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog has an entry, I just love to refer to: "This statement is false"