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WHAT DOES HAIRSPLITTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Trivial objections is an informal logical fallacy where irrelevant and sometimes frivolous objections are made to divert the attention away from the topic that is being discussed. This type of argument is called a "quibble" or "quillet". Trivial objections are a special case of red herring. The fallacy often appears when an argument is difficult to oppose. The person making a trivial objection may appear ready to accept the argument in question, but at the same time they will oppose it in many different ways. These objections can appear in the form of lists, hypotheticals, and even accusations. Such objections themselves may be valid, but they fail to confront the main argument under consideration. Instead, the objection opposes a small, irrelevant part of the main argument. The fallacy is committed because of this diversion; it is fallacious to oppose a point on the basis of minor and incidental aspects, rather than responding to the main claim. Example: Amy: Tomatoes are fruit, not vegetable. Tom: Tomatoes can't be fruit. They don't grow on trees. Amy: But pineapples also don't grow on trees and are fruit. Tom: Tomatoes still can't be fruit.
The translations of hairsplitting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hairsplitting» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAIRSPLITTING» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hairsplitting» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hairsplitting» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hairsplitting
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAIRSPLITTING»
Discover the use of hairsplitting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hairsplitting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader
The Hairsplitting Concept. This last type of covert racism is rather elusive, but it is
no less real. We describe the hairsplitting concept as a potpourri of trivial
technicalities, or subjective judgment calls, which prevent minorities from being
hired or ...
Antonia Darder, Rodolfo D. Torres, Henry Gutiérrez, 1997
The Smudged Mirror: And Other Contemporary, Abstract, ...
Hairoplitting. The practice of legalistic authority Nothing else to do Hairsplitting!
Politics. What else? Religion and government Hairsplitting! The way of all
perfectionists Where's mercy? Where's forgiveness? Where's kindness? And
Michael A. Sardo, 2002
Open Immediately!: Straight Talk on Direct Mail Fundraising ...
Hairsplitting Traps to Avoid The key to success in direct mail fundraising is
making sure you have a schedule that includes enough mailings to give your
donors, and prospective donors, sufficient opportunities to support your
Stephen Hitchcock, 2004
English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
... a hair's breadth haarscharf: haarscharf an jm. vorbeifahren/... to pass/to come/..
. within a hair's breadth of s.o. haarscharf: haarscharf an jm. vorbeifahren/...
hairsplitting. it/s.th. is just hairsplitting Streit: etw.ist ein Streit um desKaisers Bart.
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
A Psychology of Hope: A Biblical Response to Tragedy and Suicide
Hairsplitting is seen as, at best, a clever but ultimately trivial attempt to avoid life's
tragic irreconcilabilities. But biblical and rabbinic thought do not see the world as
tragic. Furthermore, it is the very “hairsplitting” attacked by the Western world ...
Kalman J. Kaplan, Matthew B. Schwartz, 2008
How to Solve Problems And Prevent Trouble
somewhat like hairsplitting. So whether or not you think it is hairsplitting depends
on your definition of hairsplitting. In any case, truth is truth so long as it conforms
with reality. There is nothing indefinite about reality. Despite a lot of misguided ...
Richard W. Wetherill, 2008
Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo
The word 'hairsplitting' has positive connotation in Japan,because inthis attitude,
you can befreely influenced by subtlechange. For us butoh isnot athletic, but isa
wayof feeling and perceiving theinner and outerworld in the subtlest way: Ifyou ...
Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura, 2006
Home Front Baltimore: An Album of Stories from World War II
... of America. “But I think about that flag every now and then. So many memories
of my life in Baltimore in wartime stay wrapped up in it. . . still.” It. was. all. very.
confusing,. with. much. hairsplitting. and. differing. perspectives. Reuben Shiling
Gilbert Sandler, 2011
Feel Fab at 50
HAIRSPLITTING. Be wary of hairdressers and makeup advisors who don't
understand the difference between cool and warm. The current trend is for us to
be 'warmed up'. Cosmetic counters offer bronzing powers and fake tans to turn us
Sue Donnelly, 2008
Jewish Themes in Star Trek
The discussion soon became as highly technical as the physics debates [in a
science group he had visited earlier] -- but much more personal: the question
provoked a hairsplitting, flame-throwing fracas involving the minuitia of Jewish
Yonassan Gershom, 2009
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAIRSPLITTING»
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The court's manufactured crisis
They have come up in the context of legal hairsplitting and not because there is any public debate on them. We now have two options: The ... «Israel Hayom, Jul 15»
Defending Raje and Swaraj: PM Modi promised us the moon but …
Legal hairsplitting may or may not absolve her of a wrongdoing under the 13(1)(d) of PCA, but the sequence of events, based on available ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
Of markets and morals, encyclicals and environment, poverty and …
This observation is not hairsplitting. Marketable allowances (often called cap-and-trade) programs place a constraint on the total emissions of a ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
OUR VIEW: Teen taunts, 'cyberbullying' and free speech
In a 27-page opinion packed with tortured legal hairsplitting and wholly devoid of common sense, the Court of Appeals declined to strike down ... «Richmond County Daily Journal, Jun 15»
FCC Clarifies, Strengthens Consumer Protection
The FCC's action has been to clarify the rules, thus eliminating some of the legal hairsplitting (there are those who would argue that this is the ... «No Jitter, Jun 15»
Another tack: Zilch, zippo, nada, gurnisht, bubkes
This is quite apart from of the fact that the court technically only dealt with American constitutional hairsplitting on who's empowered to ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jun 15»
Jon Stewart celebrates Donald Trump post-presidential bid media …
Whether it's the Commander-in-Trump's plans for stopping ISIS or his hairsplitting description of why his campaign slogan is different from ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jun 15»
Bill Shorten confronts problems of his own making
Shorten was reduced to a hairsplitting argument that Labor may have paid money to people-smugglers on land but hadn't done so to turn back ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
Gay Marriage? Same-Sex Marriage? How Should We Talk About …
Fine cautioned against letting excessive, hairsplitting deference alienate potential allies: “If we want to use media to serve social movements ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 15»
The Charleston Gazette: Heartless health-care attack
The hairsplitting suit seeks to kill subsidized coverage for 6.4 million Americans in 34 states (including West Virginia) that chose to use the ... «Charleston Gazette, Jun 15»
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