Has anyone seen anything about a release date for Linux Mint 14 64 Bit with KDE?
markwiddicombe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 12:55:05 UTC 2012
On 6 December 2012 14:49, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 December 2012 12:28, Mark Widdicombe <markwiddicombe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 6 December 2012 14:23, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> According to Fowler's the preferred plural is forums.
> It may prefer whatever it wishes; preference does not alter correctness.
> Index -> indices; vertex -> vertices; formula -> formulae; forum ->
> fora. And for that matter, octopus -> octopodes; rhinoceros ->
> rhinocerotes; penis -> penes, as per crisis -> crises.
> English is a language rife with irregularities - irregular verbs
> (run/ran), irregular adverbs (good -> well, fast -> fast). It has its
> own irregular plurals (child/children; goose/geese; sheep/sheep), so I
> see no problem with irregular plurals on loanwords.
> Lots of people say "could of" and "would of", because they are too
> ignorant to spot that these are mistaken forms of "could've" and
> "would've", from "could have" and "would have". The fact that they are
> popular and widely-used does not make them correct.
If you take the view--as I do--that language is an evolving, dynamic
construct, then the fact that they are popular and widely-used /does/
make them correct.
By the way, indices only applies to mathematical indices; book or
database indexes should always be indexes.
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