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Misleading accent

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Misleading accent is the name for several fallacies of ambiguity:
  • When only a section of someone's larger text is quoted to try to change the meaning of the text, it's quote mining
  • When the stress (and intent) of a sentence is ambiguous, it's a fallacy of accent
  • When it's possible to read multiple meanings into a single word, it's equivocation
  • When it's possible to read multiple meanings into the grammar of a sentence, it's amphiboly