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by Alton
Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ... vira ...viri ... viruses ??
Replies: 29
Views: 10785

... vira ...viri ... viruses ??

I must correct myself in a second message. I think the plural of Datum is Data.
Alton
by Alton
Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ... vira ...viri ... viruses ??
Replies: 29
Views: 10785

... vira ...viri ... viruses ??

Isn,t the plural of virus is viri as it is a latin word like medium medii or datum dati.

Alton
by Alton
Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tasking engine
Replies: 12
Views: 3030

tasking engine

Dale, To my knowledge this is an example of that dreadful and habit lazy people have of making up words. It shows lazinessin that the person was not willing to learn the correct word, or ignorance of speaking corectly. The person who crafted this clumsy phrase has tried to turn a perfectly good noun...
by Alton
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Here's mud in your eye!
Replies: 22
Views: 35001

Here's mud in your eye!

Shelly, how does this become a drinking toast?
by Alton
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: off your rocker
Replies: 9
Views: 15201

off your rocker

Can anyone tell me the origin of thr expression "off of your rocker".
by Alton
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Age before beauty
Replies: 4
Views: 6716

Age before beauty

Dear S.K., While I cannot enlighten you as to the origin of the phrase "Age before beauty", I do have an amusing story to tell regarding a reply to it. This is attributted to Bette Davis who was insulted insulted by a younge starlett that had stepped aside for her in a hollywood restraunt and uttere...
by Alton
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Here's mud in your eye!
Replies: 22
Views: 35001

Here's mud in your eye!

Can anyone tell me the origins and meaning of the drinking toast, "Here's mud in your eye".