Metastasis


Metastasis (me-tas’-ta-sis): Denying and turning back on your adversaries arguments used against you.

I’ve never done anything wrong, until you say I did something wrong? Well you’re wrong: I never made false accusations, but you have. It’s like they say, “I’m rubber. You’re glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.”

Falsely claiming I made false accusations is deeply ironic. Now I have to accuse you of making false accusations about false accusations. You have no evidence. You have no defense. You are a disgrace. I have evidence–real evidence.

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

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