Data is

John Derbyshire explains that “data” in the English language is a singular noun, an aggregate, like rice or grass. We say that the grass is green, and that the rice is cooked, even though there are many blades of grass and grains of rice.

Derbyshire also tells of portents of a growing bilingualism, the end of which will be that monolingual English speakers will be at a disadvantage in finding employment.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 01, 2006 04:52 PM | Send

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