[sf-lug] SF-LUG bimonthly meeting notice

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon May 30 22:48:42 PDT 2016

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> On Mon, 2016-05-30 at 22:29 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> > I'm afraid biannual means every two years.
> No, it does not:
> http://grammarist.com/usage/biannual-biennial-and-semiannual/
> "Biannual is an adjective which means occurring twice a year, the adverb
> form is biannually. Biannual is derived from the prefix bi-, which means
> two, twice, double, doubly, as it comes from the Latin bi-, meaning
> twice, double, and annual comes from the Old French twelfth century
> word, annuel, which derives from the Latin annus, year."

Writer's conclusion doesn't follow from his/her premise.
Notwithstanding that fact, you and he/she are correct.  ;->  English is
just broken that way.

It appears that the word 'biennial' was invented to fill the hole.

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