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Re: Klez.H worm preserved in Debian BTS

Craig Dickson <crdic@pacbell.net> writes:

> Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > I'm really sorry about this, and I don't normally say anything about
> > spelling. But speaking as a biologist, can I point out that it's
> > "Viruses"? Oddly, it's the computing community that has the most trouble
> > with this. http://language.perl.com/misc/virus.html has more on this.
> Why "oddly"? I wouldn't expect computer people to be as familiar with
> Latin as biologists, in general.

"viruses" isn't the Latin plural, it's the English plural.

The Latin plural would be "vira", though IIRC the word was never used
in the plural in Latin.


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