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false dichotomy

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  • n. A situation in which two alternative points of views are presented as the only options, whereas others are available.

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  • “He who is not with me is against me…�? (Matthew 12:30); and
    “…whoever is not against us is for us�? (Mark 9:40)

    June 9, 2008

  • I don't get it, seanahan... is yours a typo, or is today the hottest day ever?

    June 9, 2008

  • You're either with us, or against us, Bilby.

    June 9, 2008

  • Oh, that's not mine. This is an overused quip, at least in Sardinia (*sighs*).

    June 8, 2008

  • Excellent Pro!

    June 8, 2008

  • I do believe ‘false dichotomy’ has made an appearance in almost all of my university essays.

    June 8, 2008

  • Da sole, o da vista?

    This one requires an explanation, of course. It's a wanna-be-funny approach to a group (2-n) of attractive (i.e., breathing) women, if they are alone (i.e., no alpha male is with them). "Da sole", in Italian, means "alone" (f.pl.), but "occhiali da sole" is "sunglasses", so the sentence above sounds somehow like

    Alone, or corrective?

    June 8, 2008

  • Are you either working now, or quagmire?

    April 30, 2008

  • Flower, or later?

    April 28, 2008

  • Do you walk to work, or carry your lunch?

    Is it warmer in Paris, or in the spring?

    Is it quicker to New York, or by bus?

    April 28, 2008