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1 hour ago, David Filsell said:

Mr Baker,

Thank you for reminding me of this rule proving exception! I sit suitably humbled as I reply.




When things 'prove the rule' it means they show agreement, not disagreement. It is a 'common' error. 'Prove' means 'to test' rather tan to break. 





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Thanks QGE,

Had to smile at the Falklands story.

This Forum continues to expand our knowledge in some unexpected ways.

Please keep up the good work, as they say.


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Perth Digger

It can also increase one's confusion. I'm still trying to work out the Wikipedia entry on the exception that proves ...!

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