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tu quoque (too KWO-kwee) noun
noun: A retort accusing one's accuser of the same offense.
[From Latin, literally thou also.]
"The Republicans sold access too: Mr Young's largesse won him meetings
with Newt Gingrich, the speaker of the House, and Bob Dole, then Senate
majority leader. This tu quoque attack on Mr Barbour begins to look like
"Showing that the critics and denigrators of those cultural traditions
were themselves intellectual imposters, mountebanks, or monsters, as
Kimball repeatedly does here, fails to solve the problem because it is
based on the tu quoque fallacy."
This week's theme: Terms from Latin
I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880)