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  1. 03 Apr '10 13:26 / 1 edit
    Lotta this going on in the debates forum, always by the usual suspects.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weasel_words

    "It's a well known fact" etc etc
  2. 03 Apr '10 15:35
    ah, so that's where he gets 3/4 of his materials... Lol
  3. 03 Apr '10 16:41
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Lotta this going on in the debates forum, always by the usual suspects.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weasel_words

    "It's a well known fact" etc etc
    indeed.

    next time someone says something like "the earth isn't flat, thats a well known fact", or "evolution is real, thats a well known fact", you can just shout "weasel words!!!" and that will totally destroy their arguments...even though they're well known facts.
  4. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    03 Apr '10 17:01
    OK, I'll avoid using weasel words up to 100% of the time.
  5. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    03 Apr '10 17:06
    Originally posted by joneschr
    OK, I'll avoid using weasel words up to 100% of the time.
    It is a well known fact that most people that say that fail up to 50% of the time. Though some people disagree with it. Allegedly.
  6. 03 Apr '10 17:10
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    It is a well known fact that most people that say that fail up to 50% of the time. Though some people disagree with it. Allegedly.
    Scientific research has shown that most people use weasel words a lot. Some critics disagree, however.
  7. 03 Apr '10 18:30
    Evolution is real??? DOH you're kdding right?
  8. 03 Apr '10 18:54
    Reason I brought it up is because the opening statement of the "Clinton, 4th Worst President" thread was such a good example:

    "George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon are indisputably the three worst presidents in US history"

    I guess if it's indisputable that settles it then.
  9. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    03 Apr '10 19:08
    Like this?

    It is a well known fact that the original poster is an under-schooled
    and ignorant racist, tormented by fears and firmly placed in the lowest
    rural social class known to American contemporary sociologists.


    Wow, these weasel words are STRONG!~

    Thanks for spreading the knowledge, buddy.

    *taking notes*
  10. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    03 Apr '10 19:16
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It is a well known fact that the original poster is an under-schooled
    and ignorant racist, tormented by fears and firmly placed in the lowest
    rural social class known to American contemporary sociologists.
    Allegedly.
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    03 Apr '10 21:43
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Lotta this going on in the debates forum, always by the usual suspects.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weasel_words

    "It's a well known fact" etc etc
    Excellent! A new phrase to put alongside "thought terminating cliche"!
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    04 Apr '10 00:01 / 1 edit
    For example, check out adam warlock telling me I'm wrong about the Parable of Minas:

    Are you for real? I don't think it's Jesus, I know it's Jesus. Just like everybody else that knows the Bible and don't lecturing people about subjects they approach for the first time.

    Thread 128625 (page 5)