Interpretive Arguments, Syntax, & Statistics

I hate arguments that take some form similar:

Interpretation A cannot be correct because Greek word X never (or rarely) appears beside (or in proximity) to Greek word Y.

Regardless of the truth of the statistical information, I’ve never actually seen a situation where the statistical information provides anything that couldn’t be determined or recognized by the realities of semantics or syntax.

PS – I hate the word “syntactical.”

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