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    Default Arguments over arguement.

    New to this so hope I commit no solecisms but am being pilloried down here in OZ for using 'arguement', which I learned in the thirties, rather than the more modern 'argument'. Am I right or wrong or simply 'tilting at windmills'? Would appreciate opinion(s). Cordially. Bob

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    Default Re: Arguments over arguement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisbob View Post
    New to this so hope I commit no solecisms but am being pilloried down here in OZ for using 'arguement', which I learned in the thirties, rather than the more modern 'argument'. Am I right or wrong or simply 'tilting at windmills'? Would appreciate opinion(s). Cordially. Bob
    Welcome to the forums, Bob. I've never come across that spelling of the word.

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    Default Re: Arguments over arguement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisbob View Post
    New to this so hope I commit no solecisms but am being pilloried down here in OZ for using 'arguement', which I learned in the thirties, rather than the more modern 'argument'. Am I right or wrong or simply 'tilting at windmills'? Would appreciate opinion(s). Cordially. Bob
    I've never seen it spelt that way either, in writing from any era or from any particular variant of English.

    It did however prompt me to Google it, which brought up this article. It's the kind of thing that made my poor late aunt (an English and Drama teacher) want to give up her career in frustration: Making an Arguement for Misspelling

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