The Right Way to be Wrong

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Being wrong is awful. Double plus ungood as they would say in 1984 ‘newspeak.’ And yet, as the saying goes ‘to err is human…” as Alexander Pope put it. Or as a later wag said “to err is human, to really screw things up requires a computer” (Most likely Bill Vaughan according to Quote Investigator)

My own approach to owning up to a mistake is taken from Nero Wolfe, written by Rex Stout, and I say, with as much…

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Doug Ecks, Esq is a lawyer and member of NLG-LA. He is also a stand up comic and author. You can support my writing at https://ko-fi.com/dougx

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Doug Ecks

Doug Ecks

Doug Ecks, Esq is a lawyer and member of NLG-LA. He is also a stand up comic and author. You can support my writing at https://ko-fi.com/dougx

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