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Re: Millennium



At 01:20 PM 10/14/99 -0700, cowen@geology.ucdavis.edu wrote:
>Sorry, let me say that more temperately.
>The name "millenii" was specifically linked in the Nature paper with the
>"millennium" in the sentence in which the name was introduced. So there is
>no hint of a "distributive suffix" to the word "mille" for thousand. The
>name is allegedly derived from the compound Latin word millennium, so
>it should have been spelled "millennii".
>
>Now all this is basically trivia. The name is the name, and that's that.

Well, actually, maybe not.  A *demonstrable* typographical error may be
corrected (unless the new rules have eliminated that loophole).  Given the
correct spelling later in the sentence, I think a legitimate case may be
made for treating this as a correctable typo.

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