Re: Jesus, not the first
Synonyms for the "clever" I used: adroit, cunning, ingenious. No need for them to possess intelligence. And yes, the sentence alluded to the words themsevles being clever when what I was referring to was the use of the words rather than the words themselves. If you weren't busy nitpicking, that would have been obvious - its a literary device. I do that.
It's amazing to me that, unlike in the real world, people on the internet will wear "everyone thinks I'm a moron" as a badge of honour.