Kids dont want to know how to properly use myriad (note: its an adjective not a noun)
Since myriad can be used as a noun meaning 10,000. By the way, Milton used it as a noun.
Of course, we have stopped teaching Greek and Latin, so the etymology of words is lost on today's student.
By the way, I remember a move back in the '90s to change certain plurals, such as appendices to appendixes and indices to indexes. Is this bastardization still going on?
Agreed. Having learned Latin in college, the meaning of words isn’t lost on me.
The common and proper use of the word is as an adjective. Most do not use myriad properly, even as a noun, but I digress.
All this “myriad” talk reminds me of scene from the cult classic, “Heathers” where the main characters are composing a bogus suicide note for the girl they just killed:
Veronica Sawyer: You might think what I’ve done is shocking.
Jason “J.D.” Dean: Yeah, um, to me though suicide is the natural answer to the myriad of problems life has given me.
Veronica Sawyer: That’s good, but Heather would never use the word “myriad.”
Jason “J.D.” Dean: This is the last thing she’ll ever write. She’s going to want to cash in on as many 50 cent words as possible.
Veronica Sawyer: Yeah, but she missed myriad on the vocab test two weeks ago.
Jason “J.D.” Dean: That only proves my point more. The word is a badge of her failures at school.