coun·ter·in·tu·i·tive [kaʊntərɪnˈtuɪtɪv], adjective: counter to what intuition would have one expect . . .
OK, now that we have defined the term, how about a handful of examples?
- A weight-loss regimen that requires one to consume three malteds a day.
- A set of travel directions that sends one north in order to get one south.
- Virtually any argument containing the words "slippery slope."
- Believing that the non-occurrence of "X" proves the certainty that "X" will occur.
- 74% of NRA members and 87% of non-NRA gun owners support criminal background checks for anyone purchasing a gun.
- 74% of NRA members think that concealed carry permits should be granted only to applicants who have completed gun safety training and 75% believe that such permits should be granted to people who have not committed violent misdemeanors, including assault.
- 71% of NRA members back the idea that people on terror watch lists should be barred from buying guns (duh), and
- 65% believe that gun owners should be required to alert police in the event of lost and stolen guns.
©2012 Kurt F. Stone