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_Amazing Grice_

by Sai, Alex Fink — with apologies to Paul Grice and John Newton


Amazing Grice, O maxims sound
that saved my sophistry!
I once just lied, but now I've found:
best lie pragmatically.

'Twas Grice that taught me not to fear;
of facts I can take leave.
All baseless; not a claim sincere —
yet people still believe!

Through every tangent, maze, and snare,
I've made my speeches roam —
'twas Grice that left them unaware
and stranded far from home.

I make each promise slippery,
each word with sense obscure;
the choice of meaning mine will be
as long as I endure.

When I've gone on 10,000 years,
and padded tales I've spun,
they'll have to yield; I'll flood their ears
once I've my rant begun.

Amazing Grice, O maxims sound
that saved my sophistry!
I once just lied, but now I've found:
best lie pragmatically.


- Sai