Shelved by: tmoney212121 on 2012-02-29 | Source
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Explaining it ruins the joke.
I love a good paradox.
Actually, it isn't one. Simple version of the reason is, he can't be sure about anything in the future, so being wrong doesn't count as lying. His nose won't grow no matter what.
I took it differently. The way I see it, he is saying his nose will grow at the present time, instead of saying it will grow sometime in the future. In which case none of the following statements in there apply between what you said, and him potentially expecting himself to lie in the future. On the other hand, he could simply plan on lying in the future.
I love a good pair of socks.
I think this is when his nose just falls off.
the story never says that pinocchio's nose will grow if, and only if, he tells a lie. it simply states that his nose grows when he lies. thus, it is fully possible that pinocchio's nose will grow when he says it will, and none of the premises will be violated.
i instantly thought the same thing
.... Brain Implosion
grows a split second later. problem solved.
He's not lying, he's just wrong.