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Some More Internet Laws That We Need, with placeholder names:

McCaffrey's Law: The probability that in any discussion of SF and disability "The Ship Who Sang" will be mentioned in a positive light despite its odious politics is 100%.

Haberdasher's Law: In every discussion that mentions "fedora-wearers" as a class, at least one person will feel compelled to comment with some variation of "actually, they're all wearing Trilbys" without adding any further substantiative content whatsoever.

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"That's not a fedora, that's a trilby" is the NEW FEDORA.
Tell it like it is.
In any argument about the use of sarcasm, hyperbole, insult, irony, satire, or any other kind of non-realistic rhetoric, somebody will reference Swift's "A Modest Proposal." The comparison is almost never apt. Anybody who does this loses the argument on the grounds of sheer predictability.

Enough Swift, already! Other people have written satire!

I'll call it The Swiftian Godwin.