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When someone uses fart logic, what does it mean exactly?
Could you show that in a sentence?
This is something about Grey's anatomy.
We got a less bitter version of Addison's snarkyness in the scene with Sam (T.Diggs) were she taps him repeatedly on the head. A scene ruined by the fart logic remarks, alas.
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There still isn't enough context to make a clear decision, Besthost. But maybe Addison is saying that the logic coming from Sam's mouth is as reliable as the gas that comes out the other end.
Or, because Sam said, "Smelt it, dealt it", Addison was suggesting that an inaacurate medical analogy had been made by noticing a certain smell and immediately attributing it to a fart, not thinking about other options.
Or, something else.
What this means, in any case, is that it is not a common idiom.
If somebody complains of the smell of somebody breaking wind, another person might say, "Smelt it, dealt it." That means that whoever smelt it (and complained about it) is the one who's responsible. Sam may be extending that to mean that the person who reported a crime (for example) is likely to be the criminal.
It might be that this is what Addison calls "fart logic": whoever complains is the culprit, perhaps in an attempt to deflect suspicion away from him or her. But although this is certainly sometimes the case, it isn't always the case.
This is just my guess, as I have never watched the show.
Thanks guys. It's become much more clear to me.