In a message dated 17/02/2005 15:21:31 GMT Standard Time,
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> I know, I've rethought and agree that "graffiti are" will be better.
> Next question, does anyone think "dice" as a singular has made it into
> common usage yet? David Clarke used "dice" as a singular in his paper in
> 1970 and "die" might not make the right associations with the visitor,
> especially when the object is a fragment of a parallelopiped die and
> thus not immediately recognisable.
I would have thought that "dice" whether strictly correct or not is
understandable and unambiguous where as "die" could be connected with coin-striking as
well as gambling. (though come to think of it, these two activities could
also be linked!!)