Mark has a tendency to describe films as being "not without flaws", which seems to annoy the English teachers within the Wittertainment audience. It has been pointed out that this phrase is an example of the classical rhetorical device of litotes.
Litotes is a figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating it's opposite, such as:
- "The food wasn't inedible"
- "I didn't say I wouldn't go with you"
- "I am nothing if not inconsistent"
A typical use within Wittertainment, from the Goal! review:
MARK: I was not unmoved.
SIMON: So you were moved then.
MARK: No! If I had meant that I would have said that!