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

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Aug 7 15:18:00 2003

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > The proper usage is to speak of "myriad OT threads" (as in "many OT
> Wrong, it's "a myriad *of* <something>" , defined as "a great number
> of things", "many things" and so on.

As others have already pointed out, both uses are correct (which was news
to me since I was taught only the noun form).

> > Anyway, it's a dumb word and shouldn't be used because then it makes
> > you
> That probably depends on where you learn English (and other languages),
> as it's just a word you can use. As it is in many other languages
> (most of which never to be understood by the average American..)

You mean there are other languages besides American?

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