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the X that can be Y is not the true X

the X that can be Y is not the true X - Yet another instance of hackerdom's peculiar attraction to mystical references - a common humorous way of making exclusive statements about a class of things. The template is from the "Tao te Ching": "The Tao which can be spoken of is not the true Tao." The implication is often that the X is a mystery accessible only to the enlightened. See the trampoline entry for an example, and compare has the X nature.
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The United States Christian Commission
The United States Sanitary Commission
The upper hand
the Venerable Bede
The Virgin
The Wain
The Wandering Jew
the Weird Sisters
The whiles
The whilst
the white ensign
The White House
The whole concern
the whole way
The word
The World Of Cryton
-- the X that can be Y is not the true X --
The Young Chevalier
Thea
Theaceae
theandric
theanthropic
Theanthropism
Theanthropist
Theanthropy
Thearchic
Thearchy
Theater
theater company
theater critic
theater curtain
theater director
theater in the round
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