nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Phrasing question

Meme seen on Facebook:

Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are, the bird is going to shit on the board and strut around like it won anyway.

I'm curious about what function "anyway" serves in the sentence. I find that it seems to add almost no meaning (I think it affects the point of view slightly), but the sentence seems desperately incomplete without it. Possibly a matter of rhythm?

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