OT: about butchering latin *AND* english

Amedee Van Gasse amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Thu Jun 17 07:21:46 BST 2010


On 17-06-10 03:08, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op dinsdag 15-06-2010 om 13:22 uur [tijdzone +0800], schreef Christopher
> Chan:
>> 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
> "viruses".</pedantic>
>
>
"viri" would be the plural of "vir" = man. Is that correct?



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