We're saying nothing - except its nice and baggy in all the essential places, isn't it?
except, that is, in Fantasyland, where Crist has long since taken up permanent residence.
Everybody else has let me down,” LBJ once told a friend, “except Lady Bird.
late 14c., "to receive," from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere "take out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Meaning "to leave out" is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).