This week's quibble comes from the July 8, 2011 edition Geek Trivia, which asked: Why does the last space shuttle mission have the smallest flight crew in 28 years?Oh, grammar nerds, how I've missed thee. Member Snicksthecat quibbled:
Minutia as used in your post is not quite correct. Minutiae is the more usual spelling. Quibbles on Friday mornings can be quite minute!Just like old times, another member had my grammatical back, as terryameyer chimed in:
Minutia is the plural of minutiae.Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary rules in favor of terryameyer. I can hurl multiple minutiae at once. Thanks for playing. We have some lovely parting gifts (not really). But keep those quibbles coming!
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