n.1.One who bandies words or is very argumentative.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Did she know that Ross Murray, the 1500m runner, is from Gateshead Harriers, or is she too occupied with her own special brand of chop-logic to notice?
All of which is like trying to get sunbeams out of cucumbers, and other Royal Society chop-logic so brilliantly exposed by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels--ah, the many benefits of reading literature!
(The parallels between them and our Queen and Prince Philip hardly need pointing out.) The reasons why the Hanoverian Throne was able to withstand the horror of Regicide France and the chop-logic of radicals like Tom Paine are the same why the Windsor Monarchy will survive the antics of self-appointed (or sometimes elected) 'reformers' of the Monarchy whose real desire is to reform it to extinction.