I'd patiently explain that the story was about a rotten man who turns good; ergo , we had to establish his rottenness at the beginning.
It's that their criticisms tend so much towards the intellectual snob snap dismissal: it's sold millions, it's popular, ergo it's for the plebs.
As such it's designed to work solely from the viewers' perspective, ergo pointing out that it's more about audience manipulation than it is about good storytelling.
After all they're all human - ergo , they make mistakes, don't they?
The British are uptight; ergo , they go on holiday to chill.
I still don't know, because I didn't achieve anything while at high school and ergo was not invited to the awards ceremony.
Part of the reason that we're not in a far greater mess is because we have a low population density, ergo , we must have less people.'
Models are thin, ergo clothes come in model sizes.
Theoretically, this is because there is no air in the perfect vacuum that is space - ergo , no possibility for sound to travel and therefore, no scream.
They see themselves as a class, a clique, and cannot conceive that any way but their way is right, ergo any attempt to change things must be borne of spite rather than common sense.