john g marr wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2008, Laurence Creider wrote:
> ... [text deleted] ...
>> The problem I find with your interpretation is that you have read
>> your assumptions into the text.
> We have both done that (e.g., (a) your comments that 0.14 is not to
> be taken literally and (b) 22.3A "80%", "2)", parens. is to be based
> upon example rather than text, and my comment that (c) 22.3A introd.
> "2)", parens. defines the role of theses).
> Let's resolve these dilemmas as follows:
> (1) Take 0.14 literally;
> (2) Take 22.3A "80%", "2)", parens. at face-value [i.e., what is its
> meaning with no example at all?];
> (3) Explain why the parenthetical remark in 22.3A introd. "2)" was
> written [e.g., what other clause requires it as clarification?].
Concerning point number '3' above:
Obviously, the rules and interpretations need clarification. But I
don't believe the presence of an explicit (although ambiguous) sentence
concerning theses in 22.3A means that the rulemakers intended that we
*not* take into account theses everywhere else. We just don't know what
I would like to have a rule that excepts theses from establishing the
most common form of the name, but neither such a rule nor such an
interpretation exists right now.
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