Lady Gentleman Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks“
What kind of denial is most persuasive?
A. a “strong” denial.
B. a “vehement” denial.
C. a “forceful” denial.
D. a “vigorous” denial.
E. a “strenuous” denial.
F. none of the above.
Answer: “F.” (none of the above).
Did I miss any? 🙂
“Your Adjective [Here]”
Emphatic denials don’t work because the same bad actors who actually committed what they’re accused of, usually feel no compunction lying about it.
Meanwhile, both the innocent and guilty alike have to adopt the same stance playing defense.
Put it this way: I can’t ever recall someone “weakly” denying an accusation.
Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” had it right, more than four centuries ago . . .