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  • colonelcorn76
    ... ... at ... No debate necessary, just an edit. Minutiae is the plural form which was called for in your sentence. I was at a loss when I
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 1, 2003
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      --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "dawnhark" <dawnhark@y...>
      wrote:
      > --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "colonelcorn76"
      > <colonelcorn76@y...> wrote:
      > > --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "dawnhark"
      <dawnhark@y...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > I don't know, I kind of enjoyed getting edits from the group
      at
      > > large,
      > > > myself. It did tend to create some long-winded threads about
      > > > grammatical minutia, though. But it was fun.
      > >
      > > Would this be a good time to point out the proper spelling of
      > > minutiae...unless you're of the sloppy writer ilk...
      > >
      > > }:-p
      >
      >
      > LOL!...but wait (looks it up)... and I quote:
      >
      > "Main Entry: mi·nu·tia
      > Function: noun
      > Inflected Form(s): plural mi·nu·ti·ae /-shE-"E, -"I/
      > Etymology: Latin minutiae trifles, details, from plural of minutia
      > smallness, from minutus"
      >
      > So, did you want to get into a debate about whether or not I should
      > have used the inflected form...?
      >
      > Dawn, hee hee

      No debate necessary, just an edit. Minutiae is the plural form which
      was called for in your sentence. I was at a loss when I would ever
      use the singular until I realized this is one of those occassions --
      your incorrect use of minutiae is an item of minutia to the rest of
      the board. <WAG>

      Jim
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