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I am glad you enjoyed the piece Sylvie and thank you for your comment. I also like that we are debating the semantics of semantics but my dictionary says, “the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text.

plural noun: semantics

“such quibbling over semantics may seem petty stuff”

Thus semantics are plural even if we often use them as a singular noun in error. If it’s any consolation — I did look this up before I wrote the piece. :-)