cousinbasil: I thought you didn't read my posts, Deebs.
Diebert: No, I wrote they are to me not worth reading and also something about a filter active when I'm logged in to enable me to flip through long or boring discussions much easier.
No, what you wrote was this:
When logged in you and many other posters who write too frequent and too irrelevant at this forum are filtered out by my settings.
One could assume if your settings filter me out, then you cannot actually read my posts. Would you say this is a logical inference? You cannot admit it because then you would have to take back this:
Can't you see how you subtly change your memory, my words even for this unimportant issue? It's called lying. That's what you are of course: a liar! Or at least very sloppy with truth.
This is a perfect example of the very thing I said you do all the time. You criticize others for the very things you do - it makes it so easy to pick out your mistakes in logic and faulty memory. You say I muddy the waters - that's because all I have to do is a little stirring and you trap yourself in contradictions like this one. You are easily confused, my friend. And obviously I know you read my posts because you are looking for things to pounce upon. I was being facetious - over your head?
Diebert: ...famous weasel words like "is common among"
cousinbasil: How do weasel words get to be famous? Just curious.
Diebert: By being widely known, at least to those familiar with debating stuff, or with a dictionary!
First, most dictionaries do not label any words as "weasel" words. Second, a thing does not get to be famous by being widely known. That's what being famous means - but again, English is not your first language. It's like saying a thing gets to be big by being large.
Yes, I did already link you to a page with a list of common examples.
Yes, I checked that list. If "is common among" was on the list, I must have missed it. Are you sure it was on that list? Maybe there is another list you are mistaking it for? My point was that if you accuse me of using "weasel words" and give one as a "famous" example of being one, you should be able to say why you think so. Otherwise, I could pick some expression you have used and claim the same thing. What's the point?
But try a few years of serious discussion and the list will not contain surprises anymore.
I have no doubt you consider yourself some kind of serious debater or thinker.
That would make one of us.