IF IT BECOMES necessary for one of your characters to make a sincerely truthful statement after a series of prevarications has damaged his credibility, the statement must begin with the word “hell,” as in “Hell, I s’pose you deserve this more than I do,” or “Hell, I was never really in Mogadishu.” It is impossible for a sentence properly begun with the word “hell” used as an interjection to contain any insincerity whatsoever.


  1. C. Simon says:

    Hell, I s’pose I lied to you that I don’t plan to run for President. And, hell, I’m running for President because of my firm commitment to the traditional definition of marriage as one man one woman, although I believe that the individual States can decide about that matter for themselves.

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