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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Where I come from, that phrase alone and the context you've used it in, singles you out as American.
And where I come from, and more importantly where I studied informal logic, what you just did is an ad hominem.

This term is also used in the UK, Cambridge and Oxford certainly, and even in remote places like Lancashire it is still a logical fallacy. If you wish confirmation of this, from someone of a similar background to your own, I would suggest contacting someone here:

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/ppr/about-us/philosophy/

If you wish, you can shout "Yank!" at Phos, or "Colonial!" at me all you wish, but that would be poor form, as well as pointless, and just a little bit... how shall I say?

"nescient"... that was the word I was thinking of.
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