Preemptive Rhetoric

Rhetorical answers.

If the rhetorical question anticipates no answer, the rhetorical answer denies having been asked.

A: Doughy.
Q: Do you know how long it's been since I had one of those?

A: Canada by rail.
Q: Are you still up?

A: Stop making sense.
Q: Why?

A: This can mean only one thing.
Q: Where were you in '62?

A: Browbeaten.
Q: Do you know Jack?

Thus, the process is streamlined by answering first, and asking questions later.

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