[OT] Virii (sic)

From: Guest section DW (dwguest@win.tue.nl)
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 18:51:16 EST

On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 12:19:28AM +0100, Riley Williams wrote:

> on average, there's a timelapse of 53 hours from a virii first

For some reason, seeing "virii" is somewhat painful to my eye.
I know, people invent fantasy plurals, like Vaxen and Unices/Unixen,
but somehow this is worse, yes indeed, it is badder.

[The singular is virus. The plural in English is viruses.
In Latin there is no plural - it is even debatable whether
virus is a noun in Latin - in any case it is indeclinable.]
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