Fallacies. Fifteen common types. Amphiboly. Yes, it’s related to “amphibian” Involves a phrase or sentence that may have more than one meaning Example: I just can’t say enough good about this person What does this mean? There’s just nothing good to say about this person, or
Fifteen common types
I just can’t say enough good about this person
If you don’t join my church, you’re going to go to hell
You’re either with America, or you’re with the terrorists
This basketball team has five all-stars in its starting line up. They’ll be sure to win
All other reasons have been shown wrong; this one must be correct
She went to Oxford. She must be exceptionally brilliant
A candy bar is better than nothing. Nothing is better than love. So, a candy bar is better than love
I know I told you I’d buy you a drink. I just got you a soda
Your argument to abstain from recreational drugs makes you sound like Nancy Reagan
I shall prove Religion X to be true by showing that human beings are immoral without belief in a God
“Terrorists” or “freedom-fighters”?
“Regime” or “government”?
Look, none of our scientists has ever even considered this theory before; if it were right, they would have thought of it!
Look, the only way to solve child-behavior problems is to spank your children
The bourgeois argument that people should be free to pursue private interest …
I went out with three women, and they all dumped me. I must not be attractive to women