Identify and explain the fallacies of ambiguity that appear in the following passages: Robert Toombs is reputed

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Identify and explain the fallacies of ambiguity that appear in the following passages:


Robert Toombs is reputed to have said, just before the Civil War, “We could lick those Yankees with cornstalks.” When he was asked after the war what had gone wrong, he is reputed to have said, “It’s very simple. Those damn Yankees refused to fight with cornstalks.”

—E. J. Kahn, Jr., “Profiles (Georgia),” The New Yorker, 13 February 1978

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Introduction To Logic

ISBN: 9781138500860

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Authors: Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen, Victor Rodych

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