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publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm.
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
a figure of speech employed by writers or speakers to intentionally make a situation seem less important than it really is. For example, you win 10 million dollars in a lottery. When you tell a news reporter "I am delighted," you are making an understatement.
Major premise: All mammals are warm-blooded.
Minor premise: All black dogs are mammals.
Conclusion: Therefore, all black dogs are warm-blooded.
The Bible is true, so you should not doubt the Word of God.
the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.
a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
apostrophe is a figure of speech in which the poet addresses an absent person, an abstract idea, or a thing.
ironic understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary (e.g., you won't be sorry, meaning you'll be glad
ad hoc argument
An Ad Hoc fallacy is when a person gives an explanation for an event and the explanation is written or said as an argument for the event. When a person poses an explanation that is disputed by evidence the person has to resort to untestable answers to salvage their claim.
The fallacy of equivocation occurs when a key term or phrase in an argument is used in an ambiguous way, with one meaning in one portion of the argument and then another meaning in another portion of the argument. Examples: I have the right to watch "The Real World." Therefore it's right for me to watch the show.
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