[linux-elitists] Pedantry (was: Swen)

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Sun Sep 21 22:06:42 PDT 2003

Quoting Nick Moffitt (nick@zork.net):

> "Virii" would be the plural of the mythical word "virius", assuming
> that "virius" were a third-declension masculine noun.

Moreover, it would have sounded confusingly like the real word "viri" 
(nominative plural of the second-declension masculine "vir").

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