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Old 06-13-2019, 04:12 AM
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And if I find one that doesn’t so classify it? Two? Three?
It would still be a minority interpretation of a common English world.

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I honestly don’t know how many cites would be appropriate in the face of so much folly.
Or you could just admit you were wrong.

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What kicked off this whole digression? Someone responding to the use of ‘illegal’ as a noun by declaring that “people who aspire to human decency do not use "illegal" as a noun.” What was that meant to do? Why announce that the poster who just did so lacks human decency and doesn’t even aspire to human decency?
Because referring to fellow human beings as being "illegals" is derogatory and dehumanizing and is a favorite tactic of those who want to scapegoat/demonize a group of people, treat them as second-class human beings, or worse.

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