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9. Non Sequitur

This one is Latin for "it does not follow" and it means simply taking the argument totally off the road. This sounds wacky, but people do it all the time.


"That's why I'm opposed to the current policy," somebody might say, concluding their point in an argument about a government policy. The user of non-sequitur might say:


"These darn companies are sending their customer service operations to foreign countries!"


In other words, this person simply starts talking about a totally different controversy.

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