View Poll Results: Can you admit to a mistake/that you were wrong?

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  • I don't know what you mean - I'm never mistaken OR wrong!

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Thread: Can you admit to a mistake?

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    I once thought I was wrong.........................turns out I was actually right!
    "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." - Dr. Carl Sagan

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    I once thought I was wrong.........................turns out I was actually right!
    Then you really were wrong eventually......about being wrong.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    I once thought I was wrong.........................turns out I was actually right!
    so you made a mistake bin thinking you were wrong
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    so you made a mistake bin thinking you were wrong
    Yes, it is called a "Double entendre".........................a form of irony.........used intentionally BTW.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Yes, it is called a "Double entendre".........................a form of irony.........used intentionally BTW.
    No it's not. Double entendre is a play on words in which one phrase may have two intended meanings. Generally the most obvious meaning is innocent whereas the more subtle meaning is a sexual innuendo. It isn't a form of irony at all.

    Double entendre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now, if you refuse to admit that you were mistaken about what a double entendre is on a thread about admitting mistakes, THAT will be ironic.

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Personally, I always enjoy being bested in a genuine, formal debate. When it comes to debate, my maxim is, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play that game. Civil disagreements are great, and when I lose an argument civilly I sincerely like being corrected. Even though my position may have lost, I've been persuaded to accept a more correct view of the world, so ultimately when I lose a debate I still win.
    This is highly respectable, in my opinion, and it's also how I try to go about debates and arguments.

    I think there are far too many people, in the world at large, and also on this forum, that absolutely refuse to admit a mistake, and just dig deeper into their ideology and bigotry to avoid repentance.

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Can you admit to a mistake or admit you were wrong?
    There is nothing quite as self-empowering as being able to admit one's mistakes. It's a character strength. The other side of the coin, those who have a hard time admitting mistakes, suffer from a character flaw.

    I admit 'em all the time.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    I will if the debate is civil.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Can you admit to a mistake or admit you were wrong?
    Yes, once upon a time I was your typical left wing Democrat.

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I will if the debate is civil.
    Exactly. If I have no respect for the person or their tone, I will likely not listen to nor care about what they have to say.

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