"the plural of anecdote is (not) data."

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Jul 7 01:01:58 UTC 2004

Of course, this is a question for Fred Shapiro.  My bad.

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From: "Sam Clements" <SClements at NEO.RR.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 8:36 PM
Subject: "the plural of anecdote is (not) data."

Did we do this one before?  Or am I just misremembering, having read it over
at Straightdope, or somewhere else?

The "not" form seems to be cited only from 1999.  There are undocumented
claims about "the plural of anecdote is data" form is from the early?

This is probably a question for Barry or Doug.  I searched the NEW,
WONDERFUL archives(Thanks, Grant), but found nothing.

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