Re: backup archive format saved to disk
On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 03:19:07AM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >I've noticed the same kind of disputes in natural languages. For
> >example, English speakers usually perceive a clear semantic difference
> >between "many" and "much". Yet it's possible to give a purely syntactic
> >rule to distinguish them -- you use "many" when modifying a plural noun,
> >and "much" for a singular one.
> This is not true. For example, I have said "I've eaten too much
> beans". "I've eaten too many beans", though it isn't something
> I've said, *could* be said, and would not mean quite the same
Correct is "I've eaten too many beans".
" ... the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of
rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government
conspiracy of `X-Files' proportions and insidiousness."
Letter to the LA Times Magazine, September 18, 2005.