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Argumentum ad homonym or 'Argument against the man' is indeed the logical fallacy of claiming what a person says is untrue simply because of who it is (as*hole) who is making the argument rather than the validity of the argument itself.



However, balling up a fist or promising to bash a person with a ball bat if he/she doesn't change his/her mind is not an argumentum ad homonym, but rather an argumentum ad baculum - or argument by appeal with a club (aside the head, or elsewhere). That's the favorite argument of dictators, tyrants, or the guys in Washington who want you to agree with their stupid policies and promise to get you if you don't, even if the policies are those of a jackass (argumentum ad homonym).



Anyway, You just gave us two logical fallacies to not in the aticle for the price of one!



 
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