Re: Specimen observed in the wild

Subject: Re: Specimen observed in the wild
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Michael West <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:08:53 -0500


What I've noticed is the people who have finally figured out the plural
of criteria. If you guess that they establish one criteria but two
criterion, you're right!

English plurals are so much fun. "Send me a mongoose. And while you are
at it, send me another."

Does that Australian university also produce the indice, the vertice,
and the matrice?

Michael West wrote:
> I've only recently noticed how many Australians with university degrees
> believe that the singular of "appendices" is "appendice".
> Is this an Australian thing or do you encounter this odd beast in the US
> as well?

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