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Fallacies. by Shauna McPherson Lone Peak High School. Lamont told me that all the kindergartners outline their drawings. They don’t just color. If I don’t outline, he says, I won’t be cool when I go to kindergarten next year.

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Fallacies

Fallacies

by Shauna McPherson

Lone Peak High School


Lamont told me that all the kindergartners outline their drawings. They don’t just color. If I don’t outline, he says, I won’t be cool when I go to kindergarten next year.



My printer spit out a few weird codes. If we don’t get this fixed right away, I bet my computer’s going to need to be replaced.


Slippery Slope and a bit of Non Sequitur this fixed right away, I bet my computer’s going to need to be replaced.



Post Hoc (and a bit of Non Sequitur) used my computer yesterday.


“It’s always better when we’re together.” used my computer yesterday.

--Jack Johnson


Overgeneralization used my computer yesterday.


The majority of the Grammy winners have been black for the last few years. The award givers are likely biased toward blacks.


Correlation vs. Cause and Hasty Generalization last few years. The award givers are likely biased toward blacks.


“Coke is it.” last few years. The award givers are likely biased toward blacks.


Glittering generalities (also Slogan and Vagueness) last few years. The award givers are likely biased toward blacks.

Picture also adds Transfer.


If you go into the ROTC, they’ll pay completely for your college and you’ll be able to ride in helicopters and rappel.


Card-stacking college and you’ll be able to ride in helicopters and rappel.


I wouldn’t want to go into the ROTC because my cousin did it and had a terrible experience. He was “hazed” by his group and nearly was suffocated from one of their tests. He also was fed such lousy food that he ended up having to be hospitalized.


Anecdotal Evidence (and Hasty Generalization) it and had a terrible experience. He was “hazed” by his group and nearly was suffocated from one of their tests. He also was fed such lousy food that he ended up having to be hospitalized.




Furthermore, all five of your brothers have served their country. Are you going to be less patriotic than they are?


Bandwagon/Appeal to Tradition, Appeal to Nationalism/Virtue Words, also implying an Either/Or (or you could call it Many Questions)


So, you’re deciding between fighting for democracy, gaining a tough body, and learning some adult discipline, or skipping around the country with a bunch of free-loaders, and helping out some lazy good-for-nothings?


Slanting (slanted language) and Name-Calling/Stereotyping gaining a tough body, and learning some adult discipline, or skipping around the country with a bunch of free-loaders, and helping out some lazy good-for-nothings?


Plus, keep in mind, that by joining the military, I met the sexiest, most beautiful woman I’d ever seen in my life.



But if I joined the ROTC, you know I’d have to wear khaki a lot, and that color looks terrible on me.

(assume he would have to wear khaki and assume the color does look terrible on him)


Straw Man a lot, and that color looks terrible on me.


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