Debating the age old, much deliberated issue, as to who came first, Adam or the ant?
Are you adamant that Adam came before the ant?
When someone uses the word adamant in a sentence to try sound precise and determined, lower the tone and throw their momentum right off by directing the conversation to 80's legend Adam Ant, of Adam and the Ants.
They: '...so I told her I was adamant that...'
You: 'Hold-up! YOU were Adam Ant, 1980's pop star & all 'round Goodfella?'
They: 'Eh, er, um, wha...?!?'
You: 'You know, Adam Ant. War paint on face? Answers to 'Highwayman'? Swings from chandeliers?'
They: "No, I was just sayin'…'
You: 'Are you… Adamant about THAT? just sayin''