Posted by Martintordoff on November 15, 2001
In Reply to: "The exception that proves the rule" posted by joel on November 19, 2000
: : : What kind of sense does "the exception that proves the rule"
it means to prove is to test the rule
: : : Patty
: I thought it might mean that the exception, by being recognized as *an exception* (and therefore quite rare), served to underscore the general rule of thumb.