One time some very malicious gossip started to spread around the neighborhood about the alleged indiscretions of Sisman Tuccar. Finally the cork came out of the bottle and a woman asked, “Sisman, is it true what I’ve been hearing about you?”
“No it’s definitely not,” replied Sisman.
“It sounds like you’ve already heard what I’ve been hearing?” said the woman.
“No I haven’t,” replied Sisman, “but if I had have heard what you’ve been hearing that would make it even more untrue.”