Monday, November 24, 2008

About Language

Lately, I've been wondering...

    When did the noun gift become a verb?
    When did the word sex become a synonym for gender?
    When did the plural of medium become mediums instead of media?
    And the plural of index become indexes instead of indices?

Lynne Truss, are you ready for another book?

1 comment:

Bess said...


I know just what you mean - but I do like fiddling around with words. Making them go new places and take on new responsibilities.

Happy last week before December to you sweetie.