[R] OT --- grammar.
md@umner @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jun 25 03:07:38 CEST 2018
No it isn't. Your stature is diminished by hateful behaviour.
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 07:26 Rolf Turner, <r.turner using auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> On 25/06/18 12:03, Bert Gunter wrote:
> > Ted, et. al.:
> > Re: "Data is" vs "data are" ... Heh heh!
> > "This is the kind of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put."
> > (Attributed to Churchill in one form or another, likely wrongly.)
> > See here for some semi-authoritative dicussion:
> I beg to differ. "The data was out of date" sounds just plain stupid to
> my sensitive ears.
> It's rather like using the phrase "begs the question" to mean "raises
> the question" or "invites the question" rather than to carry its
> *correct* meaning of "assumes what is to be proved". The fact that the
> phrase is almost always used in its *incorrect* sense these days, and
> almost never in its *correct* sense, does not diminish the fact that
> those who use it incorrectly are ignorant scumbags! The language is
> weakened and diminished by the encroachment of incorrect usage.
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