[ic] Interchange-users guidelines [bi-monthly posting]

Dan [email protected]
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 16:02:31 -0800


I just love this:

"Many people are puzzled about bimonthly and biweekly, which are often
ambiguous because they are formed from both senses 1b and 2b of bi-. This
ambiguity has been in existence for nearly a century and a half and cannot
be eliminated by the dictionary."

It would make a great .sig, wouldn't you think?

> "Warren Odom" <[email protected]> writes:
>
> > I notice it's been only two weeks since the last "bi-monthly" posting.
If
> > that schedule is correct, maybe you should change the subject to read
> > "semi-monthly."    :-)
> >
>
> The problem is with English itself, not Mike.
>
> http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=bi-
>
> Both definitions are correct.  Although semi-montly is probably more
> clear.