March 01, 2004

A Bee in my Bonnet

OK, this thing that is really bugging me seems to be official: the NYT pluralizes "millennium" as "millenniums."

For a publication that is otherwise so fusty and procrustean in its stylebook, this sort of usage seems to me to be awfully ... casual.

I mean, what's next: using APOSTROPHES to pluralize? Jesus. I suppose if you're going to Hell in a handbasket, Greengrocer's English would be the metaphorically appropriate instigator, eh?

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