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I haven't written in an age, and this is not a real post x it is an anecdote I thought I'd share xx.

So I was looking up logical fallacies on wiki, because a friend had just responded to my belief that champagne coupes are more classy than flutes because even plebes can use (plastic) champagne flutes but most have never even seen a coupe, and they're impossible to find and anything you CAN'T put on your wedding gift registry at JC Penney is automatically more classy than anything that you CAN, with the assertion that you can't put hotwings or blowjobs on your registry but that doesn't make them classy.

So you can see why I needed to do some research on exactly how what he was saying made no goddamn sense.

I still don't know which logical fallacy was in use there, though, because I learned that there is a subset of Arguments with Irrelevant Conclusions, the Argument from Fear. Or the argumentum ad baculum.

This is only amusing to me because baculum is also the word for the bone found inside the penis of most mammals.

I have to say that if you were trying to win an argument by beating me over the head with a penis-bone, I would probably defer to you simply out of fear, too.

Erin
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