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. :-)