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 N - Nonsense


Nonsense: What cannot be consistently given a meaning or what is evidently false given one's semantics.

Note as defined there are at least two kinds of nonsense. A typical example of the first kind, also very popular with phoney and pretentious philosophers, and those who want to be considered philosophical and deep, are oxymorons.


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 Original: Aug 19, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top