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Not to be persnickety but the plural of alumna is alumnae not alumnus (“alums”)

Tickling my grammar nerd bone here:

But it is the plural of the slang-ish "alum."

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if Jedi is plural, then is Jed or Jedum the singular? I would ask the Monsignor but he hasn't seen any Star Wars movies..:)
 
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So we've only been using "alum" and "alums" for a little over 100 years, according to one of @Plebe's articles. Guess it takes a little longer in the land of steady habits. Do we still think "access" and "Google" cannot be verbs?
 

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So we've only been using "alum" and "alums" for a little over 100 years, according to one of @Plebe's articles. Guess it takes a little longer in the land of steady habits. Do we still think "access" and "Google" cannot be verbs?
Can we contact an expert and get an idea how such verbs impact our writing?
 
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Can we contact an expert and get an idea how such verbs impact our writing?
Would the expert determine whether such verbs enhanced or detracted from our communication effectiveness, or whether our writing adhered to or deviated from some set of rules?
 
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Can we contact an expert and get an idea how such verbs impact our writing?
Would the expert determine whether such verbs enhanced or detracted from our communication effectiveness, or whether our writing adhered to or deviated from some set of rules?
Just a couple weeks ago, I met with an IT specialist at my work who told me about how he'll be "resourcing" my request and then his colleague will do the "solutioning." Head bang
 

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Just a couple weeks ago, I met with an IT specialist at my work who told me about how he'll be "resourcing" my request and then his colleague will do the "solutioning." Head bang
Heaven help us.
 

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I recently bought two containers/ What did I buy?
 

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