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    Default French letters from Seven Years' War opened 250 years later

    This is from the BBC news...not a spambot.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europ...mpaign=KARANGA

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    M: I came here for a good argument.
    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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    Default Re: French letters from Seven Years' War opened 250 years later

    Thanks for posting this Llyod.
    Here is the original article in French, which goes in detail about the creative spelling/ grammar of most of the letter, which were often dictated and jotted down phonetically :
    The article can be translated using browser translation:
    https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/scienc...he_225362.html

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    Default Re: French letters from Seven Years' War opened 250 years later

    Thank you @Lloyd and Yazeh for the link.
    It is a fascinating historical event that shows how the level of the humanity has it's progression in writing. The original article in French shows how 250 years back their literacy in writing. It is quite interesting.
    Thank you for this share .

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