May 31, 2011
“That’s wrong for so many reasons:” I hear and read that phrase a great deal these days. Almost always, that phrase is all that’s said; none of the “many reasons” are given.
So in those cases, “that’s wrong for so many reasons,” is wrong for just one reason: it’s said in lieu of giving any reasons. It’s a statement without substance or weight, best translated into Anglo-Saxon as “ughh.”