Posted by Ortin on October 31, 2001

In Reply to: Either/or posted by R. Berg on October 31, 2001

: : : Does anyone know a good phrase for the action of speaking in terms of alternatives that embody too much contrast? Too much in the way of extremes? A better phrase than "black and white with no shades of grey"?

: : That kind of speech (and thought) is what I always think of as "polarizing." I don't know whether that would be meaningful to your intended audience, however. Another possibility is "no middle ground."

: And then there's "either/or."

Thank you, R. Yes, "no middle ground" is a good one, one I had stupidly forgotten.

Anyone have others?