Grammar Coach

Illogical Statement or a Paradox?

Nobody goes there anymore: it’s too crowded. 
Problem: Is this statement simply illogical, or is it a paradox?
Answer: Yogi Berra’s amusing observation is a paradox.
               A paradox is an apparent contradiction that reveals a truth.
 Explanation: The statement means that the place had become so
                crowded that its habitual visitors no longer patronized it.
                Seemingly self-contradictory, but perfectly logical! In other
                words, a paradox.
See Paradox, chapter 48b, The Cooper Hill Stylebook