= L =
Life is hard prov.
[XEROX PARC] This phrase has two
possible interpretations: (1) "While your suggestion may have some
merit, I will behave as though I hadn't heard it." (2) "While
your suggestion has obvious merit, equally obvious circumstances
prevent it from being seriously considered." The charm of the
phrase lies precisely in this subtle but important ambiguity.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.