Re: Dawnism (was Early Edit... Official Edit... List traffic)
- --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "dawnhark" <dawnhark@y...>
> --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "colonelcorn76"<dawnhark@y...>
> <colonelcorn76@y...> wrote:
> > --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "dawnhark"
> > wrote:at
> > > I don't know, I kind of enjoyed getting edits from the group
> > large,No debate necessary, just an edit. Minutiae is the plural form which
> > > 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
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>