uncertain discourse amphibology
- an ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., `they are flying planes' often means either that some body is traveling airplanes or that something is flying planes
- Ambiguous discourse; amphibology.
Any fallacy as a result of ambiguity of grammatical building (as distinguished from ambiguity of single words), a premiss becoming accepted, or proved, based on one explanation associated with grammatical construction, after which used in an easy method which will be correct just on such basis as another explanation of grammatical construction. -- A.C.
(n.) Ambiguous discourse; amphibology.
AMPHIBOLOGY, or Amphiboly (Gr.