If I make a provocative statement like:
I recommend South American chocolate to professional chefs.
Some readers infer what I currently think of as "false corollaries":
- Professional chefs must avoid chocolate from other sources
- Amateur chefs aren't experienced enough to use South American chocolate
- Everyone would be better off eating desserts with a high sugar content
- I don't care about the many thousands of people restricted to a low calorie diet for health reasons
These readers are now understandably upset, because they now believe I hold these deeply regressive views. This is distracting to both them and me.
Maybe it would help if I said something like, "I believe you have made a ________."
What is the name of the error(s) being made here?