Category : LINGUISTIC

equivocation

EQUIVOCATION

EQUIVOCATION – Using one term ambiguously, or with several different meanings.  “Albert Einstein had a really sharp brain. We sometimes use it to carve a turkey.” “Children give me a headache. Aspirin makes headaches go away. If I take a…

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emotive language

EMOTIVE LANGUAGE

EMOTIVE LANGUAGE – Using loaded words in place of facts or evidence.  The fallacy of Emotive Language is in making a claim that is only supported by emotionally charged rhetoric. Image a debate over gun control: Abe: Why do you think…

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