sequ-, sequi-, secut-, suit-, -sue
(Latin: follow, followed, following)
2. A person or people who have completed a task or an assignment: "The two men were successful executioners of the project."
3. Someone who performs something; such as, an instrument used in producing a desired effect: "Marcy was a talented and successful executioner of classical music with the piano."
2. The chief officer of a government, state, or political division: "As the executive of the state, Jackson strived to see that the legislature's plans were completed."
3. That branch of government which is charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its responsibilities.
2. A woman who produces something or puts something into effect.
Since Brad's argument doesn't make any sense, he is just contributing a bunch of inconsequential talk.
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2. A statement containing an illogical conclusion.
3. In logic, a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
A non sequitur is a literary device; in comedy, it is a comment which, due to its lack of meaning relative to the comment it follows, is absurd to the point of being humorous. Its use can be deliberate or unintentional. Literally, it is Latin for "it does not follow".
In other literature, a non sequitur can denote an abrupt, illogical, unexpected, or absurd turn of plot or dialogue not normally associated with or appropriate to that which preceded it.
2. A reference to those who are overly eager to help or to obey anyone who is important or well-known: The famous singer was surrounded by obsequious fans who were willing to do almost anything that she wanted them to accomplish.