I gladly accept Dave's invitation to diablogue on this topic. It is one that needs clarification, obviously, since my blog posts have not been clear enough for Dave to tell where I stand.
I have to eat breakfast now then get on with my day job, but "I'll be back" (but not in a Hummer, sorry, Arnold).
BTW, I have appreciated reading Dave's blog posts, both on his linguistically oriented Scambled Eggs blog and his Grace Pages blog. Dave has a good head for language matters.