I see," said the blind man

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I see," said the blind man

A humorously contradictory statement used to express either confusion over or understanding of something. Based on a pun of "see," meaning both to understand and to have physical sight. A: "It's quite simple, Dad. You just have to reformat the hard drive, so be sure to back up your computer to the cloud first." B: "Hmm, 'I see,' said the blind man.
See also: blind, man, said