Feb 25 2005

Data are plural!

Ok – short post on a real pet peeve of mine.  The word “data” is plural. See the following examples:

Incorrect: Them data is cool!
Correct: Them data are cool!

It’s a minor annoyance and, coming from someone who can’t figure out when to use affect vs. effect, perhaps you should just ignore me . . . but really – data are plural.