Regarding that rant about education. . . . .

Reblogged from Linda Hilton:


I could offer a critique of the writing, the mixed tenses, and the not-quite-right word choices.  I could, but I'm not going to.


No, I'm going to be a real bitch and point out just one thing:


Alumnus is the Latin word for "foster son," and as such is commonly used to designate a graduate of a college or university.  Alumni is the plural form for male graduates.


Alumna is the feminine form, "foster daughter," and refers today to a female graduate of a college or university.  The feminine plural is alumnae.


It is grammatically impossible to be "a ... alumni."


I knew this because I am educated.  (One year high school Latin.)