[Ads-l] French Prescriptive Grammarians strike again

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 4 21:03:52 UTC 2018

So you're going to argue with prescriptive grammarians? :-|


On Tue, Sep 4, 2018, 4:59 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Another user says if the rule is dropped, why not also drop the offside
> rule in football? That way, he argues, schoolchildren will be able to spell
> phonetically and football players will be able to play with their hands.
> But the offsides rule doesn't refer to hands usage, it's on-field
> positioning (at the time of the start of a pass).

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