Linguistic humor, The sincerest form of flattery

"Linguistic" may be being construed too broadly here. But the point is so trenchant that how could I resist?

Source: Eugene Borowitz and Frances Weinman Schwartz. 1999/5759. The Jewish moral virtues. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society. 8.

When Rabbi Noah succeeded his father Rabbi Mordechai as Rav of Lechovitz, his hasidic followers soon noted that he did many things quite differently. When they asked him about this, he responded: "I do exactly as my father did. He did not imitate and I do not imitate."