Mar 4, 2013

Turn Of Phrase

Hi, and welcome to March, where Bossy is posting every single weekday this month. Note: that does not mean every single day. It means every single day minus those fun days.

Anyway. Bossy would like to begin by trying to solve the mystery of a term she has never understood. And that term is as follows:

Suspension of disbelief.

Attributed to the 19th Century poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, suspension of disbelief is the theory that if there’s enough truth sprinkled in a tale, the audience will overlook the other more implausible things surrounding the narrative.

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But here’s the problem. Bossy always thought when a person is believing something implausible, that person is suspending their belief.

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Because when you buy a pack of deception, aren’t you suspending what you believe, and not what you don’t believe?

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