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Unformatted text preview: This one is usually pretty easy to spot. But if the jokes are funny and witty, we might be tempted to side with the person with the good sense of humor, and not the sound, logical argument. Some examples are Yeah, thatll happen when hell freezes over John McCain in CNN debate Well, you know, nailing down Sen. Obama's various tax proposals is like nailing Jell-O to the wall. Euphemisms are good examples of nonprejudicial rhetorical devices. This device tries to influence the reader to believe something is better then it is. Euphemisms apply only positive terms to a topic, instead of neutral or negative ones. Euphemisms can be used to dispel alarm when bad situations occur, explain taboo things politely, or disguise bad situations. Some examples are. . sanitary landfill instead of garbage dump. Passed on instead of died. Unplanned landing instead of plane crash...
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