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Verbal Skills - How To Stop A Troll - The Gish Gallop (Salty Language)


Refuting the Gish Gallop or Trump Tirade is a basic skill to bring any Troll to a dead stop. Learn it now.

If I were wrong, then one would have been enough!"

Albert Einstein, commenting on the book 100 Authors Against Einstein Wikipedia

Here's an excerpt from the RationalWiki entry. Enjoy the power that clear understanding and dignified calm brings in the face of a complete load of shite.

Blogging Is Not Writing And That's Great

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The brouhaha between 'good' writing and blogging is really an inability to recognize that blogging is to writing as small talk is to discourse. Without chit chat, important contextual info is missing from a 'real' conversation. Blogs and tweets fill this contextual gap. It's 'natural' from a linguistic point of view. Blogs & tweets (bleats?) help inform and cultivate a richer relationship between speaker & listener.

The following is from wikipedia on an emerging 'discourse community', developed by linguist Johnathan Swales: