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John B. Brown flagged All of these Headlines exhibit the Same Fallacy with amphiboly

All of these headlines have an inadvertent second meaning, in these cases, funny ones. But amphiboly has been a staple of many old stories- MacBeth being inspired to kill Duncan by the amphibolic statements of the three witches, for example. The purposeful, or inadvertent, use of amphiboly has caused confusion and confounded reasoning for a very long time. Careful use of language is essential for good reasoning.