I rather like the word quillet, but I think it's probably not a word in current use, even though quibble still is.

Wikipedia English explains it:
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Trivial objections (also referred to as hair-splitting, nothing but objections, barrage of objections and banal objections) is an informal logical fallacy where irrelevant and sometimes frivolous objections are made to divert the attention away from the topic that is being discussed. This type of argument is called a "quibble" or "quillet". Trivial objections are a special case of red herring.

Plenty of that around.


Mona Evans
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