|Subject||RE: [firebird-support] Re: [OT] Virus|
> From: Tim Ledgerwood [mailto:tim@...]Tim,
> I haven't received any virii from this mailing list at all.
sorry to be pedantic but there's no such word as virii.
Apols, but its a slow day! :)
- From Ricks Rants:
The plural of this English word is "viruses". (The word was borrowed and
redefined from the Latin word virus = slime, poison, or venom. In Latin,
that is a 2nd declension neuter noun, whose nominative plural form is now
unclear, since it seems that nobody ever used one -- and it doesn't appear
to work like either a standard "-us" or "-um" noun, whose plural behaviours
are known. In other words, it doesn't have a Latin plural, possibly because
it was a mass noun rather than a countable one.)
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