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What does this sentence imply? Is it grammatically correct?

I don't like sports, but I do like tennis.
 

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Ernest Hemmingway claimed that there were only three sports: motorcycle racing, bullfighting, and mountain climbing. Everything else is a game.
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It's not that I'm trying to build a sentence - I guess I'm looking for precedent why it's wrong. It actually came up like this, as part of flavour text for a fictional culture: They cannot eat meat, but they can eat fish and whale. I thought this implied fish/whale was not meat and the sentence was constructed ambiguously...
 

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It is a big to-do about how they cannot eat meat, but it's still ambiguous as to what they mean by meat. I think it's poorly constructed, it isn't in some chic-chic context of wine pairing.

Anyway, ignore the context, that's a separate issue - does saying "!a, but b" imply that "b is !a"? That is still the "meat" of the question.
 
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