Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pedantry

My eight year old son just corrected me on the plural of Paramecium.

Sigh.

3 comments:

pinklea said...

So it's not "parameciums"? (I teach French, how would I know?)

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Is it parameciettibaskettis?

Of course not, but any eight-year old worth his salt is gonna laugh like a silly if you say that with a straight face.

Ricardipus said...

He claims it's "parameciae", which sounds about right. I used "...ums" like pinklea.

Sigh (again).