OT: RE: Grammar, was RE: Work In KC Area?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Aug 7 08:01:01 2003

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Antonio Carlini wrote:

> > As long as we're bitching, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up
> > (all too frequently, as it's currently in vogue) when people
> > try to be erudite (but prove the reverse) by referring to: "A myriad
> of...".
> What's wrong with a "myriad of OT threads"? Seems reasonable to me
> (grammatically that is!). In one of the original meanings (ten thousand)
> it's probably close to the number of OT threads :-)

The proper usage is to speak of "myriad OT threads" (as in "many OT
threads") but in recent years it's been misused to the point of becoming
acceptable (to some I suppose) to use it in the manner you put it.

Anyway, it's a dumb word and shouldn't be used because then it makes you
look like you're trying to be smart by using some new exotic word you just
learned but really you're dumb and you know it.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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