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

From: Wayne M. Smith <wmsmith_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sat Aug 9 01:26:00 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).
Most dictionaries reflect current "common" usage. That which was once
wrong becomes "correct" if enough people who are wrong persist in being
so. Some dictionaries adopt common convention more quickly than others.
If you want to win a pronunciation debate based on "classic" usage, grab
American Heritage. If you are arguing for "popular" usage, go for
Received on Sat Aug 09 2003 - 01:26:00 BST

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