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8 minutes ago, ranger_syntax said:

Too late.

 

The moustache has been invoked.

 

You've lost the argument but the real loser is anybody that reads the thread.

There's a name for it, isn't there?

 

Once the moustached one has been invoked, debate over.

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2 minutes ago, Rousseau said:

There's a name for it, isn't there?

 

Once the moustached one has been invoked, debate over.

Hard to imagine there being a ready made name for such an innovative rhetorical move.

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24 minutes ago, alexscottislegend said:

I know a dental hospital where 90% of students are of non-white origin. Just for  example.

Tony Blair deserves the Order of the Garter for his services to teeth.  

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2 minutes ago, ranger_syntax said:

Hard to imagine there being a ready made name for such an innovative rhetorical move.

"Godwin's law, short for Godwin's law (or rule) of Nazi analogies, is an Internet adage asserting that as an online discussion grows longer (regardless of topic or scope), the probability of a comparison to Nazis or Adolf Hitler approaches 1.

 

[...]

 

There are many corollaries to Godwin's law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself) than others. For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that, when a Hitler comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever made the comparison loses whatever debate is in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's law."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law#:~:text=For example%2C there is a,referred to as Godwin's law.

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4 minutes ago, Rousseau said:

"Godwin's law, short for Godwin's law (or rule) of Nazi analogies, is an Internet adage asserting that as an online discussion grows longer (regardless of topic or scope), the probability of a comparison to Nazis or Adolf Hitler approaches 1.

 

[...]

 

There are many corollaries to Godwin's law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself) than others. For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that, when a Hitler comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever made the comparison loses whatever debate is in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's law."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law#:~:text=For example%2C there is a,referred to as Godwin's law.

@alexscottislegend seems to have invoked the moustache after only 1 page of the thread. 

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37 minutes ago, alexscottislegend said:

Where would our health service be without immigrants appearing en masse in our neighbourhoods? I know a dental hospital where 90% of students are of non-white origin. Just for  example.

God forbid we should be subjected to white dentists. 

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47 minutes ago, alexscottislegend said:

Yeah, let's just dispense with human rights altogether. I knew a chap with a little moustache who once thought that was a good idea...... 

I know of a chap with a big moustache who also  thought so. 

And one with a goatee beard, too. 

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