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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:13 AM
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You just can't use metaphors or analogies of any kind, trolls beat them with the stupid hammer.
You: "Wow, X happened to Y like A happened to B."
Troll: "You're saying Y is identical to B. That's stupid."
You: "It's an analogy. Sigh."
Troll: "You are completely wrong in saying Y is identical to B. Here's the reasons why: blah blah blah..."
You: "I'm not saying Y is identical to B, god damn it!"
Troll: "Why do you people who think Y is identical to B always use foul language?"
You: Deleted Message
Troll: "There, I once again demonstrated all liberals are uncouth savages. Who stupidly believe Y is identical to B."
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:46 AM
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1. Its true

People fail to realize that when a person makes an analogy by definition there are differences between the two things being compared. For someone to criticize the analogized items as different in some way is to be missing the point. Of course those differences could undermine the impact of the similarities, but that's another issue.

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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:20 PM
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8. Often they DON'T fail to realize (because they can't be THAT stupid and still write coherently)...
...but use the tactic deliberately to derail the discussion.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:58 AM
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2. The stupid hammer is right...
K&R

Sid
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:02 AM
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3. It is in the very nature of trolls to beat *everything* with the stupid hammer..
It is what trolls do, their raison d'tre, their ying and their yang, their holy grail.

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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:21 AM
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4. Great Point, CPD. There's Way Too Much Of This Crap Going On. (n/t)
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DrCory Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:30 AM
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5. Not All Analogies or Metaphors Are Equal...
In validity. In fact, quite a few are false yet tolerated or even perpetuated to promote a particular outcome or interest.

Sorry if this fact upsets you.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:52 AM
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7. No, which means some are valid. From the reactions I get, it's like all of them are invalid.
And therefore I identify that as a technique.
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A wise Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:39 AM
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6. its like this.....
common sense 1 plus 1 = 2. Republicans 1 plus 1= 11. DUMMEST OF DUMB ASSES.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:21 PM
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9. You're comparing trolls to people.
That's stupid.

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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:34 PM
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10. It's an analogy. Sigh.
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