Another one bites the dust?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Sep 6 17:36:12 UTC 2007

These items generally don't bother me, but "alumni association" really
does. It sounds silly to me that a group of people who are
college-educated belong to an organization with such a name. I never got
past beginning adjective declensions in Latin, so maybe there's a reason
for using "alumni", but it seems odd to me. BB

Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:
> I agree. The examples are best taken from conversation without being elicited.  Btw, I'm pretty sure I've also heard "an alumni."
> Gerald Cohen

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