if i decide to shower, water is my media
Kirk Herbstreit: If Michigan makes move, Jim Harbaugh is the guy
Media is plural.
/global media studies minor who is waaayy too anal about that word.
Understood, thanks. Would hate to see what your major is.
If I say, "The mainstream media is stupid; it does terrible work," how does that make you feel?
Eh, that seems right to me. I'm not an English major but wouldn't that be some example of a collective singular noun? Is there such a thing?
is plural of "Opus." It came about as being a collection of individual, er, opera in the form of arias, sinfoniae, etc., each styled an "opus" in and of itself, the whole packaged as a singular over-all entity. See also "datum," "agendum," et ceterus paribus.
The Brits do the same thing in reverse when they pluralize the verb with singular nouns (such as "the Army have just won the war," etc.) that are taken in a collective sense. I think Brits are more comfortable, as well, with using plural personal pronouns as gender-neutral substitutions for gender-specific singular pronouns, which is a practice common from Shakespeare to Jane Austin, up to the time that nineteenth-century grammarians aping the formalities of Latin grammar made this practice an infraction. Know your history and set your grammar free.
Why don't html tags work in the subject lines?
No it is incorrect. The media are... I took a few media/communications classes and learned the hard way.
Interedting bit on collective nouns- I think british folks say "the team are looking to..."
Is it weird that I count sentences in newspaper paragraphs instead of reading the articles?
to optimize your experiences with MSM. Don't worry about what anyone else says.
What an unfortunate picture of Andrew Luck.
I'm so bummed today, yet you guys always crack me up. Between the T-Rex caption and the "if I decide to breathe, air is the pick" tagline, I'm really enjoying reading considering the circumstances.
Good work all around.
But I'm still just getting used to having Les Miles in Ann Arbor.
Of course being an alumnus he's looking out for our interest