Thursday, May 07, 2009

As long as we're over-using "myriad ..."

It looks as if "myriad" is about to become as overused as "pair-uh-dig-em" (as always, why not say "pattern" or "template?") That being the case, do try to use the word appropriately. "Myriad" is an adjective. As in the title of Larry Niven's short story collection, All the Myriad Ways, and not as in "Would you like to buy a half-myriad of adjectives?"

2 comments:

cfa said...

Yes. How much for 1/4 myriad? CAdams

Lovi said...

It's a noun or an adjective.