You Keep Using That Word

In the Princess Bride, Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) tends to describe nearly anything that doesn’t go according to plan as inconceivable.

Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) is, in a way, using a rhetorical technique that Joseph Harris calls “arguing the other side.” He tells Vizzini directly that the the word does not mean what Vizzini seems to think it means–or perhaps what he intends it to mean.