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Old 06-13-2019, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Kobal2 View Post
<pedantic note, or why you can't be allowed any fun>The elision happens with "L'Etat", because "Le Etat" would be two e's in a row which sounds weird. Similarly, "la Argentine" would get elided to "l'Argentine" because, again, doubling up on vowels is Not Done. In this case however, "collusion" starts with a hard consonant so no elision allowed.</pn,owycbaaf>
Yeah, but it's funnier BECAUSE it parallels the original quotation, even though it's technically incorrect. Personally, I'm way into pedantry and correcting others' language mistakes, but in this case, don't mess with the funny.
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