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autolycus BS:threat to English language from Americanisms (242* d) RE: BS:threat to English language from Americanisms 25 Jul 11

The fact that different groups have differing opinions of the point or value of apostrophes is simply no reason at all for giving up on them. Especially as each group seems to sometimes have some sort of point.

Meanwhile, I'll stick to my view that there's next to nothig for which there's universal agreement.

One sentence isn't an area. Nevertheless:-

I don't think there actually is universal agreement on spelling of those words. [Never mind that perhaps wasn't the first word of the sentence.]

There are still people who think the Sun goes round the Earth, as their senses prove to them. Plus what Q said.

There isn't universal agreement about the nature of that 'you', nor of whether 'you's are thinking. Both of those are the kinds of arguments Descartes used for dismissing other proofs of our existence.

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