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ArgumentByItalics

An amusing bit of illogic that I've noticed in in some books: when the author wants to make a case for an unconventional idea, s/he puts the key conceits into an italic font. It's like raising one's voice or shaking one's finger during a debate ... and of course, it doesn't make a wrong notion right.

No, I won't mention specific examples — but I read and reviewed one recently ...


TopicHumor - TopicLiterature - Datetag20071014



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