The “yes, but” technique has always been a favorite choice of those suffering dissonance. They can’t deny what you offer but can’t accept it either. So there is always a qualifier. Something that makes what they have to accept more palatable. The ‘yeahbut’ technique has become a topic of note in several quarters lately.

Honestly, I wrote my comment about “…but…” yesterday totally unaware that James Lileks had made the concept of the “Damning But” a full-blown blogosphere meme. Well, great minds think alike…and sometimes so does mine. :)

Tim Blair this morning has seen 2 examples of the DB already. Thus begineth the avalanche.
[[Considerettes 28 Ja 05]

Once you start looking, all you see …

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