‘Do Contract Usages Mean Whatever People Think They Mean?’

“A few months ago I encountered what was, at least for me, a new defense of dysfunctional contract language. When I pressed a few people to justify their support for a traditional usage, they responded that because plenty of people share their view, it must be correct. That relies on the logical fallacy argumentum ad populum, also known as ‘appeal to the masses’ and various other names …” (more)

[Adams on Contract Drafting, 27 January]

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