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How Not to Ask for a Burrito (Fallacies)
Terms in this set (20)
Appeal to Numbers
100% of the people I've asked say you should buy me a burrito.
Appeal to Bandwagon
Buy me a burrito because everyone else has bought me one.
Ad Miseracordium Fallacy
Buy me a burrito because my ancestors were persecuted and nobody loves me.
Appeal to Fear
Buy me a burrito or I'll kill you.
False Dilemma Fallacy
Either you'll buy me a burrito, or it's obvious that the world is filled with nothing but hatred.
Slippery Slope Fallacy
If you don't buy me a burrito, I'll be hungry. My blood sugar will drop, making me cranky. Then I won't feel like helping that stalled car on the side of the road. What if the driver of that car is a surgeon, rushing to the hospital to perform a heart transplant? Someone could die.
Appeal to Faith
Buddha commanded me to tell you to buy me a burrito.
Fallacy of False Analogy
Not buying me a burrito is like kicking a starving orphan child in the stomach and laughing.
Fallacy of Loaded Question
Of course you should buy me a burrito. How could someone who wasn't evil and cruel not want to?
Fallacy of Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Last time I saw you, a waiter delivered a burrito to my table. You're here again, so you should buy me a burrito.
One might conceivably consider the option as having a certain amount of merit, that is, not a thoroughly negative outcome for a burrito or some form of comestible be bought, perhaps, by one person, sharing identity with - to provide one example - someone such as yourself, for another carbon-based organism, represented in such a scenario by a personage such as yours truly.
Fallacy of Flattery
You are such a great friend - so smart and beautiful and charitable - that you'll obviously buy me a burrito.
Fallacy of Begging the Question
You should buy me a burrito because I should be bought a burrito by you.
Ad Hominem Fallacy
You won't buy me a burrito? You are an idiot.
Fallacy of Alleged Certainty
Everyone knows that you want to buy me a burrito.
Fallacy of Hasty Generalization
I see the burrito on the plate in front of you. You must have bought it for me.
Argumentum Ad Nauseum
Buy me a burrito. Buy me a burrito. Buy me a burrito. Buy me a burrito. Buy me a burrito. Buy me a burrito.
Fallacy of Non Sequitir
You should buy me a burrito. Squirrels sure are friendly when you go to Yosemite.
Appeal to Authority Fallacy
Oprah says you should buy me a burrito.
Fallacy of Unrepresentative Sample
I asked a ton of people (well, one), who said you should buy me a burrito.