diasyrmus  diasyrmus
 di'-a-syrm-os Gk. "a tearing in pieces"
Also sp. diasyrmos
elevatio, irrisio, vexatio

Rejecting an argument through ridiculous comparison.
Arguing that we can clean up government by better regulating elections is like asking a dog to quit marking his territory by lifting his hind leg.
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  Sources: Aquil. 15 ("diasyrmus," "elevatio," "irrisio"); Sherry (1550) 61 ("diasirmus," "elevacio"); Peacham (1577) D4r

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Gideon O. Burton, Brigham Young University
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