Ad Homonym

Ad Homonym: The practice of attacking a person rather than the argument itself merely because it is expressed in words that sound alike.

Comments (4)

  1. The y does not exist in latin nor does the conjugation ‘ym’. It is supposed to be latin. Here is the correct latin version:

    Ad Homin_em_

    Ad is roughtly equal to ‘at’ and requires the object of ‘at’ to be in conjungtion accusativus.

    Homo(, Homines) means a ‘man’ or a ‘person’.

    The accusativus singularis is -em. (Homin-em)

    At the man. (Ad hominem)

  2. Chris Nahr says:

    I think someone didn’t get a joke…

  3. Nick says:

    Dr. Evil: I like to see girls of that… caliber.

    Dr. Evil: By "caliber," of course, I refer to both the size of their gun barrels and the high quality of their characters… Two meanings… caliber… it’s a homonym… Forget it.

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