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the X that can be Y is not the true X
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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 Xnature.