Word of the day

December 2, 2018

Contextomy – quoting out of context;  an informal fallacy and a type of false attribution in which a passage is removed from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort its intended meaning; the practice of misquoting someone by shortening the quotation or by leaving out surrounding words or sentences that would place the quotation in context;
an instance of this; the art or practice of quoting out of context, often with the aim of winning an argument.


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