Call me old fashioned. I still believe that “data” is the plural form of “datum.” Isn’t that quaint? In the Olde Days, that’s the way it was. But if enough people make the same mistake for long enough, that mistake gains legitimacy through some “common usage” exception. Thus it was that “data” came to be […]
Posts from ‘January, 2009’
If “login” were a real verb, it would not sound silly to say: “John is loginning.” You don’t need to be an English major to know that John is logging in, not loginning. The verb is “log” and “in” is just a preposition.