History Main / FourTermsFallacy

10th Jun '16 11:51:24 AM KingLyger
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* Comedian Creator/RichardJeni talks about when he learned about the syllogism in college in his ''Crazy from the Heat'' stand-up routine.

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* Comedian Creator/RichardJeni talks about when he learned about the syllogism in college in his ''Crazy from the Heat'' stand-up routine. God is love. Love is blind. Therefore, Music/RayCharles is God. Also, men are going bald, and they're from planet Earth. Women are not losing hair. Therefore, women are not from Earth.
15th Apr '16 10:59:10 AM OddHack
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** Related is "There is nothing like a good cup of coffee... and this is nothing like a good cup of coffee."
10th Apr '16 10:52:52 AM Josef5678
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* The [[OmnicidalManiac Heys]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' worship Nothing, as outlined in translation from their PokemonSpeak: "Nothing lasts forever. Nothing is worth fighting for."
** Not really a Four Terms Fallacy, just a normal syllogism with an implicit proposition of "Only things that last forever are worth fighting for" and it really hinges on the acceptance of that proposition. Note that the two times "nothing" appears it means the same thing.
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10th Apr '16 10:50:20 AM Josef5678
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* Comedian RichardJeni talks about when he learned about the syllogism in college, giving a shortened version of the page quote as an example (Music/RayCharles instead of Music/StevieWonder), in his ''Crazy from the Heat'' stand-up routine.

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* Comedian RichardJeni Creator/RichardJeni talks about when he learned about the syllogism in college, giving a shortened version of the page quote as an example (Music/RayCharles instead of Music/StevieWonder), college in his ''Crazy from the Heat'' stand-up routine.



* The Creator/StephenColbert quote at the top of the page is an example of such a fallacy, with a dash of ConverseError for flavor.

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* The Creator/StephenColbert quote at the top of the page From ''Series/TheColbertReport'':
-->''"I live by syllogisms: God
is an example of such a fallacy, with a dash of ConverseError love. Love is blind. Music/StevieWonder is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God. I don't know what I'd believe in if it wasn't for flavor.that."''
10th Apr '16 10:46:56 AM Josef5678
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* There's an old joke revolving around the word ''nothing'', similar to the example above, where a bar patron turns down a beer from the bartender because "nothing is better than a cold drink".

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* There's an old joke revolving around the word ''nothing'', similar to the example above, where a bar patron turns down a beer from the bartender because "nothing is better than a cold drink".



* We've all heard the story about the parent who buys a {{Hentai}} for their 10-year-old, only to return it in a rage to the store where they bought it, because in spite of the explicit picture on the front, and the ratings and warnings all over the box, reasoning that, [[AnimationAgeGhetto "It's a cartoon, and cartoons are for kids, so it must be kid-friendly!"]]

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* We've all heard the story about the parent who buys a {{Hentai}} for their 10-year-old, only to return it in a rage to the store where they bought it, because in spite of the explicit picture on the front, and the ratings and warnings all over the box, reasoning that, [[AnimationAgeGhetto "It's a cartoon, and cartoons are for kids, so it must be kid-friendly!"]]



* A version commonly found on {{Fauxtivational Poster}}s in places of education:

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* A version commonly found on Two versions of {{Fauxtivational Poster}}s in places of education:education:
** One version:



* The above FauxtivationalPoster also has a well-known counterargument taking the same logic further:

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* The above FauxtivationalPoster also has a well-known counterargument taking the same logic further:** Alternatively:
24th Mar '16 2:44:44 PM margdean56
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* An old joke: When you drink, you get drunk. When you get drunk, you go to sleep. When you go to sleep, you commit no sin. When you commit no sin, you go to {{Heaven}}. So, let's all get drunk and go to Heaven! Which is inverted in the commercials for DirecTV that begin with [[CableSatelliteMudslinging some frustration pertaining to cable]], and follows up with an increasingly bizarre set of DisasterDominoes.

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* An old joke: When you drink, you get drunk. When you get drunk, you go to sleep. When you go to sleep, you commit no sin. When you commit no sin, you go to {{Heaven}}. So, let's all get drunk and go to Heaven! Which is inverted in the commercials for DirecTV [=DirecTV=] that begin with [[CableSatelliteMudslinging some frustration pertaining to cable]], and follows up with an increasingly bizarre set of DisasterDominoes.
12th Mar '16 1:36:59 PM StFan
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->''I live by syllogisms: God is love. Love is blind. Music/StevieWonder is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God. I don't know what I'd believe in if it wasn't for that.''

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->''I ->''"I live by syllogisms: God is love. Love is blind. Music/StevieWonder is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God. I don't know what I'd believe in if it wasn't for that.''"''



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* Comedian RichardJeni talks about when he learned about the syllogism in college, giving a shortened version of the page quote as an example (Music/RayCharles instead of Music/StevieWonder), in his ''Crazy from the Heat'' stand-up routine.
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* There's an old joke revolving around the word ''nothing'', similar to the example above, where a bar patron turns down a beer from the bartender because "nothing is better than a cold drink".
** ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} has a similar philosophy. "If nobody is perfect, I must be nobody."
** Similarly, Anadin pain pills used to be marketed with the slogan "Nothing acts faster than Anadin", prompting the zinger "So take nothing -- it's cheaper".
* An old joke: When you drink, you get drunk. When you get drunk, you go to sleep. When you go to sleep, you commit no sin. When you commit no sin, you go to {{Heaven}}. So, let's all get drunk and go to Heaven! Which is inverted in the commercials for DirecTV that begin with [[CableSatelliteMudslinging some frustration pertaining to cable]], and follows up with an increasingly bizarre set of DisasterDominoes.
* This joke: A kid asks his teacher "You wouldn't punish me for something I didn't do, would you?" The teacher says "Of course I wouldn't." The kid says, "Good, because I didn't do my homework!" (He's changing the meaning of "something I didn't do" from "something wrong that was not done by me" to "something I should have done and failed to.") This joke also came up in the third ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' book.
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-->''Emptiness is loneliness.''
-->''And loneliness is cleanliness.''
-->''And cleanliness is godliness.''
-->''And God is empty, just like me.''

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-->''Emptiness is loneliness.\\
And loneliness is cleanliness.\\
And cleanliness is godliness.\\
And God is empty, just like me.
''
-->''And loneliness is cleanliness.''
-->''And cleanliness is godliness.''
-->''And God is empty, just like me.''

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--> Why, if thou never wast at court, thou never sawest good manners; if thou never sawest good manners, then thy manners must be wicked; and wickedness is sin, and sin is damnation. Thou art in a parlous state, shepherd.

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--> -->'''Touchstone:''' Why, if thou never wast at court, thou never sawest good manners; if thou never sawest good manners, then thy manners must be wicked; and wickedness is sin, and sin is damnation. Thou art in a parlous state, shepherd.

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shepherd.
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Life]]



-->'''Employee:''' Sir, please don't touch that.
-->'''Patron:''' But it's a replica, isn't it?
-->'''Employee:''' Yes, it is, but we still ask for you not to touch it.
-->'''Patron:''' Well, it's not under a glass case, which means it's not valuable. I have every right to touch it.
-->'''Employer:''' No, actually-
-->'''Patron:''' Yes, if I see something that's not cased, it means I can touch it, AND I WILL TOUCH IT!

to:

-->'''Employee:''' Sir, please don't touch that.
-->'''Patron:'''
that.\\
'''Patron:'''
But it's a replica, isn't it?
-->'''Employee:'''
it?\\
'''Employee:'''
Yes, it is, but we still ask for you not to touch it.
-->'''Patron:'''
it.\\
'''Patron:'''
Well, it's not under a glass case, which means it's not valuable. I have every right to touch it.
-->'''Employer:'''
it.\\
'''Employer:'''
No, actually-
-->'''Patron:'''
actually--\\
'''Patron:'''
Yes, if I see something that's not cased, it means I can touch it, AND I WILL TOUCH IT!




* There's an old joke revolving around the word ''nothing'', similar to the example above, where a bar patron turns down a beer from the bartender because "nothing is better than a cold drink".
** ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} has a similar philosophy. "If nobody is perfect, I must be nobody."
** Similarly, Anadin pain pills used to be marketed with the slogan "Nothing acts faster than Anadin", prompting the zinger "So take nothing - it's cheaper".



--> All the world loves a lover
--> I love you, therefore I am a lover
--> You are all the world to me, therefore you love me

* Comedian RichardJeni talks about when he learned about the syllogism in college, giving a shortened version of the page quote as an example (RayCharles instead of StevieWonder), in his ''Crazy from the Heat'' stand-up routine.

to:

--> All -->''All the world loves a lover
-->
lover\\
I love you, therefore I am a lover
-->
lover\\
You are all the world to me, therefore you love me

* Comedian RichardJeni talks about when he learned about the syllogism in college, giving a shortened version of the page quote as an example (RayCharles instead of StevieWonder), in his ''Crazy from the Heat'' stand-up routine.
me''



-->x/x=1
-->0/x=0
-->x/0 is undefined
-->0/0 is simultaneously 1,0, and undefined
-->1 is equal to 0 and both are undefined.

to:

-->x/x=1
-->0/x=0
-->x/0
-->x/x=1\\
0/x=0\\
x/0
is undefined
-->0/0
undefined\\
0/0
is simultaneously 1,0, and undefined
-->1
undefined\\
1
is equal to 0 and both are undefined.



-->Women = Time, Money
-->Since Time = Money,
-->Women = Money, Money
--> = Money squared
-->Since Money = the root of all Evil,
-->Women = (the square root of Evil) squared
-->Women = Evil

to:

-->Women = Time, Money
-->Since
Money\\
Since
Time = Money,
-->Women
Money,\\
Women
= Money, Money
-->
Money\\
= Money squared
-->Since
squared\\
Since
Money = the root of all Evil,
-->Women
Evil,\\
Women
= (the square root of Evil) squared
-->Women
squared\\
Women
= Evil



* An old joke: When you drink, you get drunk. When you get drunk, you go to sleep. When you go to sleep, you commit no sin. When you commit no sin, you go to {{Heaven}}. So, let's all get drunk and go to Heaven!
** Which is inverted in the commercials for DirecTV that begin with [[CableSatelliteMudslinging some frustration pertaining to cable]], and follows up with an increasingly bizarre set of DisasterDominoes.
* This joke: A kid asks his teacher "You wouldn't punish me for something I didn't do, would you?" The teacher says "Of course I wouldn't." The kid says, "Good, because I didn't do my homework!" (He's changing the meaning of "something I didn't do" from "something wrong that was not done by me" to "something I should have done and failed to.")
** This joke also came up in the third ''[[Literature/CaptainUnderpants Captain Underpants]]'' book.



-->Knowledge is power.
-->Power corrupts.
-->Study hard. [[EvilIsCool It makes you evil]].

to:

-->Knowledge is power.
-->Power corrupts.
-->Study
power.\\
Power corrupts.\\
Study
hard. [[EvilIsCool It makes you evil]].



-->Knowledge is power.
-->Power corrupts.
-->Corruption is a crime.
-->Crime never pays.
-->Study hard. It makes you broke.

to:

-->Knowledge is power.
-->Power corrupts.
-->Corruption
power.\\
Power corrupts.\\
Corruption
is a crime.
-->Crime
crime.\\
Crime
never pays.
-->Study
pays.\\
Study
hard. It makes you broke.broke.
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9th Jul '15 8:49:56 AM corruptmalemenace
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* A version commonly found on {{Fauxtivational Poster}}s in places of education:
-->Knowledge is power.
-->Power corrupts.
-->Study hard. [[EvilIsCool It makes you evil]].
* The above FauxtivationalPoster also has a well-known counterargument taking the same logic further:
-->Knowledge is power.
-->Power corrupts.
-->Corruption is a crime.
-->Crime never pays.
-->Study hard. It makes you broke.
15th May '15 9:20:04 AM moloch
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-->Since Money = the route of all Evil,
-->Women = (the square route of Evil) squared

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-->Since Money = the route root of all Evil,
-->Women = (the square route root of Evil) squared
4th Apr '15 10:50:28 AM TheMartianGeek1
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** This joke also came up in the third ''[[Literature/CaptainUnderpants Captain Underpants]]'' book.
* A cat has three tails. No cat has two tails, and one cat has one more tail than no cat; therefore, one cat has three tails.
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