Strolling through Wikipedia this morning, doing a bit of research for the wife, I stumble upon an interesting “variation:” Common modern usage which variates on the Nuremberg defense is the Yuppie Nuremberg defense, used when justifying immoral actions. Common Yuppie versions include “I do it to pay the mortgage”, “I did it to pay the bills”, or “I have a family to feed”. It’s from their entry on the Nuremberg defense. Now, given that Wikipedia is a user-created encyclopedia and not necessarily authoritative, or even correct, in all matters, one has to wonder whether that variation has been in popular or common usage, anywhere, or whether someone in his pajamas just came up with it. Nonetheless, I like it, and intend to use it henceforth.