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Thread #138735   Message #3185312
Posted By: glueman
11-Jul-11 - 06:40 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
"I was constantly reminded of the story told about that lovable wit Rev. Sydney Smith, who was strolling along a narrow street around 1800 with a colleague when they heard two women leaning out of their opposite windows and screaming insults at each other.

'These two ladies will never agree,' Smith commented, as the debate raged over his head, 'for they are arguing from different premises'."
Stolen from the excellent site in the link:

Skeptical Investigations