Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun semantic paradoxes

If you're told "Don't do anything Jones tells you to do today", and the speaker is Jones, have you done what you were told to?

If you promise to do today whatever I ask for, and I ask you to do nothing today that a fool asks you for, but unbeknownst to me I am a fool, have you done what you promised?

If I say: "I'll have whatever the chef recommends" and the chef recommends that I have what I ordered, and I get fried bananas, have I got my order?