Backing up a bit: "there"s such a thing as X" indicates that X exists. "There"s no such point as X" suggests that X does not exist.

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There"s such a point as a zebra, but tbelow is no such thing as a unicorn.

As for "such a point as also...", it"s a means of saying that also a lot of an exclutz-heilmann.infoent thing is a bad point. For example, on my fifth birthday I learned that tright here was such a point as also a lot ice cream. Unfortunately, so did the living room carpet. :)

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There"s no such point as as wlutz-heilmann.info quiet. There"s such a point as also quiet.

Both of these sentences have the implied assertion that quiet is preferable. However before, the initially sentence is saying that absolute silence is the speaker"s ideal, and also the second is saying that while a specific level of quiet is desirable, as wlutz-heilmann.info a lot quiet isn"t.


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There"s such a point as also X, is a rhetorical tool - a number of speech - that highlights something that someone is doing by pretending they"ve never heard of X. Normally, it"s a commonly positive adjective, turned negative by having as wlutz-heilmann.info a lot of it.

For instance:

If you were riding a bicycle in hefty traffic without a helmet, I might say "there"s such a point as as wlutz-heilmann.info brave"

If you were eating too much food, I might say "there"s such a point as too full"

If you were on fire, I might say "there"s such a thing as also warm"

In each of these cases, the focus (and pitch movement) is on too, signalling that this is the news - you deserve to have actually also much of a great thing.

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The adjective in "there"s such a thing as too " is something which is normally concerned as a positive. The expression "there"s such a point as also " expresses the contention that the positive attribute becomes an adverse one when had actually in excess, or as the English idiom has it, "too much of a great thing". (Compare via the contrary stock expression, "There"s no such thing as being as wlutz-heilmann.info thin or as wlutz-heilmann.info wlutz-heilmann.info-off.")

In the circumstances in which the expression is provided "out of the blue", that is, without preamble or apparent conmessage, it comes through the included connotation, "You seem to be behaving actually as if you thought it was great point that you are so very , yet I think you"re coming to be insufferable in just how you are."


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