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1: An argumentative style of making a claim that the opposing argument is impossible to prove correct in order to produce an argument about the argument itself : A portmanteau of the terms inquisition and inquartata (a sidestep maneuver in fencing)
John: I like cheese.
Paul: You can't say that, because the cheese you have had may have been different than the cheese I had and you can not prove which cheeses I have eaten.
John: Everyone expects the inquarsition.
#inquisition #inquartata #argument #niggling #pedantic #meta-argument #fallacy #phallacy
by Fluoresthephes December 02, 2011
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