Perhaps I shouldn’t admit this publicly, but I like One Direction’s hit, “What Makes You Beautiful”. It’s catchy and has a positive lay. It also has a niggling logical fallacy:
So c-come on, You got it wrong. To prove I'm right, I put it in a song.
Here’s how this argument plays out:
- I am a famous singer
- Famous singers sing truth (the arguments necessary to deduce #2 from #1 are left as an exercise for the reader.)
- I am singing about your beauty
- Therefore, you are beautiful. Q.E.D.
I also like Dr. K’s neologism, veriphonification.