[Ads-l] "information" as a plural

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 23 16:26:40 EDT 2021


> "datum" recedes into obscurity...
Together with the pronunciation of "data" as "dayda."
Well, it's been a long time coming. I recall my mother laughing about
the pronunciation, "dadda," back during WWII.

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 1:13 PM Stanton McCandlish <smccandlish at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Yes, I can see how the error happened, but it's still an error.  Unless
> we're seeing an actual shift.  It wouldn't be the first time there's been
> one in this sort of term.  E.g. "data", a plural, has become frequently
> used in the singular, while "datum" recedes into obscurity.
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 10:05 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Trendily agrees with "allies," the nearest preceding noun. "Team and"
> > doesn't hurt either.
> >
> > JL
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 12:45 PM Stanton McCandlish <
> smccandlish at gmail.com
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > From today's *WashPost*: "We’ve learned the extent to which Trump’s
> > > insistences about the election having been stolen were predicated on
> > > information that his team and his allies knew were unfounded."
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/22/somehow-were-still-learning-depths-trumps-dishonesty/
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