Wow, that's a lot of pedantic bs. Do you really care THAT much about how Latin phrases are pluralized, or just trying to be insufferably condescending for its own sake? Guilt by association is an ad hominem fallacy, which you here commit by immediately associating my use with the "American right wing", including "illiterate" and "wingnut", in lieu of any effort to show it was not ad hominem. Like I said, cute tactic. Only addresses the person without even glancing at the actual content. Presumptions of personal failings that are neither cited nor supported are ad hominem arguments in lieu of actual supporting or refuting argument. Here, they are vague arm-wavings in lieu supported reason. And he lost all credibility when he didn't have the intellectual honesty to admit he was duped: If that's how people think you win an argument around here, that's on you. And your zealous pedantry trying to justify it screams overcompensation.