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Old 04-05-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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For instance, I was reading a book on influence and the brain.
But, as opposed to using science and statistics, it used a lot of examples that started like this:
I knew a woman named Mary. now, mary was 25 and had 4 kids bla bla bla" to prove the point.

What's that word?

Anyone know?
Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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anecdote?
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I'm thinking either an anecdote or possibly even a testimonial?
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It's a personal anecdote.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Anecdote if it is true and possibly a parable if it is made up to make a point.
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