non sequitur

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non sequitur

A statement that does not logically fit into the current conversation. Good luck getting answers from him—his every response to my questions so far has been a non sequitur. A: "I changed the oil in the car." B: "Well, that's a complete non sequitur, since I asked if you were hungry!"
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a ˌnon ˈsequitur

(from Latin, formal) a statement that does not seem to follow what has just been said in any natural or logical way: In the middle of a discussion about the weather, Liz started talking about fish. Everyone ignored the non sequitur completely.
The Latin phrase means ‘it does not follow’.
See also: non, sequitur
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" This literally translates as "marital relations without marriage legal now." Which is a bit of a non-sequitur, noted Mubashir Ali Zaidi, employed by the same media group, but over at Geo, who has also acquired a recent bit of fame on social media for his brief "100 lafzon ki kahani.
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This reasoning is both a non-sequitur and a chimera, yet for almost a generation, U.S.