I’ve heard this too that it was TNG that changed the common pronunciationBefore TNG, i always said Dat-a. but watching TNG for many years, now i say both, some times dat-a come across the toungue, sometimes day-ta comes across.
I had a C64 back in the day and we always input dat-a for our programming. Honestly, before TNG, i had never heard anyone call it day-ta.
Dirt is what's known as an "uncountable noun" (like sugar, water, etc) that only has a singular form and does not have a plural (though technically, "dirts" is an acceptable word when describing different kinds of dirt).i'm your huckleberry
i view "data" as a group of datum (and what ultranerds ever use that word), not individual pieces
sort of like not viewing individual pieces of dirt in wheelbarrow of dirt
"yo, that dirt're wet... they're gonna be hard to spread"
Whenever you encounter a strong point against your argument, the best counter is to ask: "can you kick my arse?"Dirt is what's known as an "uncountable noun" (like sugar, water, etc) that only has a singular form and does not have a plural (though technically, "dirts" is an acceptable word when describing different kinds of dirt).
I'm firmly in the "datum is a countable noun and therefore has a singular and a plural" camp, but here's some pretty good discussion on the topic, and it's very much up for debate:
.The answer is – both. The word “data” is a Latin word. It is the plural of “datum”. “Data” means facts or information; “datum” means one fact or a single item of information. “Data” and “datum” are…blog.harwardcommunications.com
very true; acknowledgedIt’s ok to have a firm opinion while acknowledging the other side has a legitimate argument.
i read the article but find the author's argument lackingAnd I’m guessing you didn’t read the article I posted at all.