If I had known about the Twitter-length philosophy contest, I would've entered "All conversational implicatures are cancelable, and I am the Queen of Romania. I mean it literally." Only 99 characters, and not only is it an original argument I actually got it published (with some additions). Oh well.
[Actually I think the beginning of the published paper is "Are all conversational implicatures cancelable? Yes they are, and I am the queen of Romania. I mean it." Still Twitter-length, though. No online link, but I think the paper's been out long enough that I can probably put it back up now, when I get around to updating my page to for instance stop saying that I'm at Texas Tech.]Posted by Matt Weiner at April 18, 2009 10:35 AM