Friday, January 16, 2009

The data are. The data ARE. It's plural, doctor.

mumblemumblemumblegripe. Datum is singular. Data is plural!


Connie said...

Yes, but our "beloved" head of QA says that we can think of it as a collective noun and type is instead of are.

Actually, I probably should not get started on the whole subject; I just get really cranky. Even crankier than a normally am.

PakAmeristanican said...

I agree... BUT look at

I hadn't realised that this was anything more than the educated vs the clearly ignorant. :)