It's always a good defense when 'Technically -x- didn't do that' is followed by 'did exactly that.'
"Technically I didn't rob the store at night, I just wasn't there all day and helped myself to the goods like I normally would have without giving thought to business hours."
"Technically he didn't hurt anyone, he just sent them to a hospital and didn't give any thought about whether they'd need painkillers."
"Technically she didn't have an affair, she just went to bed as she normally would have and didn't give thought to how her wife was out of town."
Funny no matter the context.
I can give you that.
Just like if a sentence has the world "but" in it, everything before it doesn't count.
I believe that people should never lie, but, etc....
I believe the constitution is the supreme law of the land, but, etc....
I believe in multiculturalism and everyone's opinions count, but, etc.....