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Moreover, I think of it like how I think of clothes. You dress well not just for yourself but also as a mark of respect to those whom you're about to meet. Properly typed posts convey similar respect.

Also, sorry to invoke the slippery slope argument, but otherwise what's stopping us from devolving all the way back to scriptura continua?




> otherwise what's stopping us from devolving all the way back to scriptura continua?

The facts that

1. People once trained generally do not have a problem identifying word boundaries. There are edge cases, but for whatever reason they don't tend to cause problems.

2. People overwhelmingly agree that marking of word boundaries in text is useful.

Neither of those is true for apostrophes. They're hard for people to remember even after being trained, and they add no value.


They are not hard to remember, and they add value.

Gee it's almost like stating an opinion as though it were a fact is free, and anyone can do it, and it means nothing, and so is a pointless waste of time, which says something about the worth of the insights of whoever does it.


You can clearly see that they are hard to remember by the frequency with which people make errors. That two opinions are stated with the same rhetorical backing doesn't give them the same empirical backing.




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