Re: Math and Religion
- From: Misifus <raf_seibert@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 22:44:04 -0600
Chris Rockcliffe wrote:
No Busking2/1/06 11:43 PM
A nation that collectively says the opposite of what it means in the phrase "I could care less" can hardly be expected to get the abbreviation for mathematics right.
And how do you pronounce "aluminum"? With, or without, the extra syllables?
- Mike Pugh
I am given to understand that even an American alumnus or alumna would be likely to spell it incorrectly.
For what it's worth, the improper use of that Latinate word (usually, "Alumni", masculine plural) has always driven me nuts, too. Especially as it's usually done in the name of institutions of higher learning which ought to know better. However, so does the assigning of plural verbs to singular corporate entities as, "The UN *are* going to approve the plan." The UN, while comprising many nations, is a single organization, deserving a singular verb, "is". Much the same, methinks.
-- Misifus- Rafael Seibert mailto:raf_seibert@xxxxxxx http://www.ralphandsue.com .
- Prev by Date: Re: Everything's Broken.....
- Next by Date: Re: Surgery tomorrow. Could use some good vibes!
- Previous by thread: Re: Math and Religion
- Next by thread: Re: Math and Religion