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non sequitur

Logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
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The Manc'n'Geordie duo bring on easy charm ta their culinary excursions- if your idea of affability is bellowing thickly accented non-sequiturs into the face of anyone in spitting distance.
If you like non-sequiturs, you'll love watching Jillian negotiate commands like "Cartwheel
Early on in the run of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," O'Brien and then-sidekick Andy Richter would occasionally open shows with parodies of Quinn Martin Production-type shows, with all sorts of random loopy mayhem and narrative non-sequiturs.
Each diva is represented by a short text with the photo, but these texts are cursory and too often marred by poor translations, iffy grammar and mystifying non-sequiturs.
The children are taught to record and revise their experiences; no fantasy is permitted, no fiction, no non-sequiturs.
But Clarke then begins a listing of non-sequiturs having nothing to do with NAFTA.
Though they all have important emotional business to conduct, rarely do they speak two coherent sentences of dialogue in a row, always avoiding what must be said in favor of distracting non-sequiturs.
SIR - A W George (Letters, Nov 18) responded to my letter of November 14, with non-sequiturs and innuendo, which seems to be typical of those who refuse to address the issue I, and others, have raised.