non sequitur


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non sequitur

Logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
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As Part III argues, it is only by adopting this alternative that the Court can save itself from the spectacular non sequitur.
DG: I think two things were happening on television in the early '80s that related to non sequitur.
With its lyric constructed like an authorless folk ballad--each line at once a literal non sequitur and a poetic link to any other--the out-of-nowhere reference to "the Fourth of July" suggested that here, as in "The Coo Coo," in America the type case of this kind of song, the Fourth of July is a predestined date, waiting, deep in unknown traditions, to be found and used.
The Committee to Prevent Handgun Violence is once again using non sequitur logic and irrelevant statistics to prove that night is day.
Singer Jason Williamson's profane, insult-laden raps in a thick East Midlands accent seem to spasm out of him like he's in great pain, but listen closer and there is a Shaun Ryder-like poetry amid the non sequiturs.
JOE Hedley (Views of the North, March 16) surely sets a new record for non sequiturs and logical fallacies.
The reasoning offered was circular at best, supported by patronizing, paternalistic non sequiturs.
And the unthrilling game play-combat consists of clicking static maps and typing numbers into browser fields--is explained via crudely recorded YouTube tutorials, all of which are punctuated with non sequiturs like "Mmm
The dialogue is full of non sequiturs, conversations that lead nowhere and obscurity about what is going on outside the one room in which they all live.
Her most ostensibly expressive canvases can also be read as linguistic propositions, or speech acts, since they invariably include aphoristic phrases like "Kissing the canvas" or "Desire is war"; quotations, like Guy Debord's "Seeking the death that is life"; or seeming non sequiturs, like "20 minutes" and "Allein
Arnold entered office with fanfare, glamour and half of the Kennedy family by his side, which has to go down as one of the biggest political non sequiturs in the annals of American culture.
As with a number of exiled Chinese poets, Bei Dao's poetry tends toward an elusive fluidity, momentarily coalescing in striking images, for which Bei Dao has always been noted, only to segue surrealistically into non sequiturs.