I have a great idea. I think someone (funny) should do an act where they get asked questions, and evade giving straight answers in ways that make fun of the methods of evasion. With time, this (wonderfully funny) act would of course become very famous. Then we can all kick back and watch the real result of this next time there's an election, and someone tries to cleverly evade the question, only to be laughed out of candidacy by an audience seeing never ending allusions to comedy.
With any luck we would end up with a culture that would move our language in the direction of Tariana, an Amazonian language in which it is a grammatical error to report something without saying how you found it out. Imagine the useful and helpful political debates!
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