I like articles about reforming English, for any aspect of its poor consistency.
Johnny White
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I’m going to ask you a question, and you don’t need to answer it. This can go out into the void.

You’ve just made a sweeping, general judgment about my maturity based on one example of my writing, and one word usage with which you disagree. That’s a limited data set even for the worst of scientific studies.

In so doing, you have demonstrated one example of a general principle with which I, in my turn, disagree: that of making general, sweeping judgments about people. I am pointing it out, but you notice I’m not attacking you for it. I don’t know you. I don’t know if this is a habit of yours or not, so I don’t think I have any basis of argument. I wouldn’t even point it out, but you’ve given me a good spark for a thought I’ve had percolating.

In the context of the above two paragraphs, I think that common courtesy, in general, suggests that challenging a guy’s maturity based on a single example might be viewed as a little rude.

So here’s the question: Did that occur to you?