OT: about butchering latin *AND* english
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Jun 17 02:33:26 BST 2010
On Thursday, June 17, 2010 09:08 AM, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op dinsdag 15-06-2010 om 13:22 uur [tijdzone +0800], schreef Christopher
>> There are no virii that work on Linux.
> There are no "virii" on Windows either[*].
> [*]<pedantic>"Virii" is a non-existent word. The latin word "virus" is
> already plural (and has no singular). And in any case, "virii" could
> only be the plural of a word like "virius", not something like "virus".
> Oh, and of course the only correct plural of the English word "virus" is
I guess I should not have listened to that Turk guy who told me the
plural of virus was virii.
I hope this is a great start to your day. :-p
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