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mindwaves
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Feb 26, 2016, 12:00 PM
 
What is the word for a question where you already know the answer is going to be a no?

For example, the hypothetical question "Will Blackberry come back to its glory days?" is a definite no, but some people ask the question anyway.

What is the word for this type of question?
     
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Feb 26, 2016, 12:51 PM
 
Some would say "Rhetorical" , but that's a question you don't want to be answered. Big difference.
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Feb 26, 2016, 12:55 PM
 
Thanks for answering, but it is not the answer I wanted. I want the answer to be more like a rhetorical no as opposed to a rhetorical yes.

I saw the answer on Arstechnica one day before, but can't find it.
     
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Feb 26, 2016, 09:17 PM
 
     
turtle777
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Feb 26, 2016, 11:57 PM
 
Have we really found the right answer to this question?
(haha, just messing with you.) :-P
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Feb 27, 2016, 03:47 AM
 
^^ Subtle. Someone read the linked wiki page.
     
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Feb 27, 2016, 11:19 AM
 
A leading question?
     
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Mar 1, 2016, 10:32 AM
 
Is this thread done now?
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