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Old 29.08.2016, 20:53
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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And where I come from, and more importantly where I studied informal logic, what you just did is an ad hominem.
I'm not ignorant. The term is just not in common usage in the UK, even though my brother used it daily in his line of work (solicitor / barrister).

When I was a mod on a US forum, I used to phone my mum regularly to ask when the term meant in the particular context it was being used my the members. Sometimes, she could explain. Sometimes she used to tell me to phone my brother because the context didn't make sense to her.

If a politician had ised the term in one of the televised Brexit debates, half the polulace would have said "WTF?", some would understand, and the remainder would probably argue about the context it was used in.
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