Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 19:05 UTC
Features, Office Since everybody in the technology world is apparently having a vacation, and nobody told me about it, we're kind of low on news. As such, this seems like the perfect opportunity to gripe about something I've always wanted to gripe about: a number of common mistakes in English writing in the comments section. I'll also throw in some tidbits about my native language, Dutch, so you can compare and contrast between the two.
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A couple of abuses
by ohbrilliance on Fri 19th Mar 2010 03:33 UTC
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The use of this one has died down a bit: virii, used to mean the plural of virus. There's no such word.

Another is the word literally, when the speaker means figuratively.

A really nice read is Eats Shoots and Leaves: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eats,_Shoots_&_Leaves

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