Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Diasyrmus

Diasyrmus (di’-a-syrm-os): Rejecting an argument through ridiculous comparison.

Claiming that you drove off the road shoulder because you liked the view is like claiming you visit dumps because you like their smell.

Well–possibly it’s true given how much you had to drink–you almost broke the breathalyzer when you fell down during your sobriety test!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).