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Wed Jul 28 08:40:52 EDT 2010
On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:30 -0400, "Doug Franklin"
<jehosephat at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On 2010-07-28 5:41, Boris Liberman wrote:
> > I used "argument" as a synonym to "reasoning"... In no way did I imply
> > an argument as in: "a reason given in proof or rebuttal" or in "
> > discourse intended to persuade". All quotes of course are from the same
> > Merriam Webster page.
> > The more English language I know/learn the more increasingly difficult
> > it becomes to use it.
> That's a perfectly valid use of the word argument, Boris, but many
> Americans would use the word discussion, or maybe something else. At
> least in the US, the word "argument" has overtones of disagreement,
> though it really shouldn't, based on historical usage. I'm not sure how
> that fits with usage in the UK.
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