[!CrackMonkey!] A personal message from Cleo just for you!
mr.bad at pigdog.org
Fri Oct 4 16:43:08 PDT 2002
>>>>> "md" == mike dillon (Agent Orange Dick) <mike at embody.org> writes:
md> It is plural in Latin ("things to be done"), but in English,
md> it is a singluar count noun ("a group of things to be done",
md> "a plan").
You, Mr. Dillon, will need to back that one up.
The plural of the English word "agendum" is "agenda." Putting together
a bunch of groups of agenda will not give you "agendas" or "agendae",
but just more "agenda."
Your foxes and my foxes together gives us "our foxes" and not "our
foxeses." Your agenda and my agenda put together make "our agenda."
That said, "agenda" _is_ a singular noun in English, but not in the
sense you were using it. It's the name for a datebook or personal
calendar, and as such should be pluralized as "agendas," as in, "Bob
and Caroline were so astounded that the red leather agendas they
carried were completely identical that they proceeded to have
passionate sex on the conference table."
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