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    Default All lady bugs are bugs but not all bugs are lady bugs

    What is this called when you say something like "All lady bugs are bugs but not all bugs are lady bugs"?

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    Default Re: All lady bugs are bugs but not all bugs are lady bugs

    I think he/she means 'lady bug' is 'ladybird'.
    He/she thinks so, I think

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    Default Re: All lady bugs are bugs but not all bugs are lady bugs

    Perhaps you're talking about a 'pun' or a 'play on words'?

    "All ladybugs are bugs but not all bugs are lady bugs."
    (i.e. "All ladybugs are bugs but not all bugs are female bugs.")

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    Default Re: All lady bugs are bugs but not all bugs are lady bugs

    You might be thinking of a syllogism. Syllogism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a type of logical argument with a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion. Your ladybug sentence sounds like part of a syllogism.

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