On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 01:18:15PM -0400, David Schuller wrote:
> On 04/01/12 10:18, Gerard Bricogne wrote:
>> Dear Paul,
>> May I join the mostly silent chorus of Greek/Latin-aware grumps who
>> wince when seeing "data" treated as singular when it is plural.
> When it are plural?
Good nit-picking :-) . In my mind the quotes around "data" would have
had the same effect as writing 'the word "data"', and referring to that word
by the 'it'. So there is only one word, while its grammatical number is
> At any rate, I heard a Nobel laureate use it incorrectly just two days ago.
We shouldn't learn to write by imitating Nobel laureates, then.
With best wishes,
> All Things Serve the Beam
> David J. Schuller
> modern man in a post-modern world
> MacCHESS, Cornell University
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