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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Yeah, thats TrueBrit.
LesMis is the Thesaurus. Slightly smaller, but still (interestingly) more volumous.
eta: must be smaller print
If you want to make an argument do it, but your many question fallacy is virtually impossible to respond to, not to mention read.
Actually, nothing in my response would constitute a many questions fallacy. A many questions fallacy might go something like this:
How often do you rape your goat?
It's a fallacy because I'd be implying that you have a goat and that you rape it without either being proven and expecting you to answer a question about the frequency, which presumes both to be true.
What we were doing is discussing a hypothetical and you balked at me expounding on it with a couple of perfectly plausible propositions. You also ignored that I pointed out your hypocrisy. Responding with words is still responding and the truly unaffected wouldn't be compelled by ego to argue with a rude house guest.
In the spirit of lively discussion I'll reformulate my response:
1. What happens if you can't outwit your rude house guest?
2. What happens if the rude house guest doesn't acknowledge you when you're attempting to "light him up" and continues to talk unabated no matter what you say?
3. What if what the rude house guest was saying wasn't insulting but obscene?
Why not just admit that there are circumstances under which you'd ask a guest to leave your home as a result of that person's speech?