bnomic on Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:21:40 -0700 (MST)

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[s-b] Bums Consultation.

I submit the following Consultation specifying "J" as the Unbeliever: { Did
J destroy all of the game's mackerel save his own? } Arguments: There's no
plural subject in the sentence "Any Legal Entity may destroy any amount of
mackerel in their possession as a Game Action." so the impersonal pronoun
refers to the singular "Legal Entity". The word "their" is used
interchangeably in English to serve the purposes of the impersonal singular
pronoun, and the impersonal plural pronoun. This is not inappropriate, or
ambiguous in normal communication, as whether or not the word is plural or
singular is picked up from context. If however, the meaning is ambiguous in
B, and cannot be picked up from context, then the game action did not occur
as the game action requires the calculation of an impossible or ambiguous
number. So, if the game action destroying everyone's mackerel succeeded,
the game action did not occur due to the game state ambiguity. 

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