There was never a universal language.
There are words in some languages which have no translation in English.
This is not the subject of the premise.
Philosophy is Useful
Philosophical thought has existed since the dawn of mankind. Philosophy as we know it started centuries before the common era and we still wonder what love is.
Science started centuries before, and we still wonder how to travel at lightspeed.
Vim is better than emacs
Both have been succeeded by better text editors and Integrated Development Environments which have made both emacs and vim obsolete.
This argument is about vim and emacs.