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Re: [APD] RE: Viruses and worms -- and hipper hippopotamology
Well, virus is in the English vernacular. The latins no
longer have a claim on it's spelling or pronounciaton.
Heck, there's no consensus among latin scholars anyway on
several issues about latin. "v" like a "w" or "v" like a
"v". "i" like and "ee".
I know I'm not about to start talking about a "WEE-russ"
and "WEE-ree-ee." I simply won't do it and I urge others
not to. ;-)
Latin aside, I also won't say "LEE-vur" instead of
I'm genuinely ambivalent about "HAIR-riss-ment" versus
And don't forget, "hippopotamuses" is simply 'funner' to
say that way. Although my daughter, impressed with the
enormity of the beasts, prefers "hippopot-a-lot-amuses."
Welcome back, Steve.
--- Steve Pushak <teban at powersonic_bc.ca> wrote:
> Steve P
> PS The plural form of virus is virii. Compulsive about
> Latin. ;-)
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