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non sequitur

Logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
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Most staff rooms of schools that I've taught in usually have had a list of the choice nonsequiturs or examples of the sheer mangling of half understood facts culled from exams.
Among them are speaking in contradictions; answering questions with nonsequiturs or by repeating the question; and by giving, without hesitation, different answers to the same questions over time.
When Cartoon Network first introduced its Adult Swim nighttime bloc, the notion of cheesily animated shows with corkscrew plotting and Dadaistic nonsequiturs was a fresh one.
Actually this was a night for nonsequiturs, with Radio 5 Live's John Rawlins concluding that the fight had passed off without a slightest trace of animosity.
This solid little work is not without dissertation-style flaws; there are one or two vivid nonsequiturs, some needless repetitions, and an example of perilous punctuation that makes (inadvertently I am sure) Robert Grosseteste appear as a "Wycliffite apologist" (124).