14 September 2010

I originally posted this on facebook...but worth disseminating more widely, I fear.

Gilbert Gigliotti wants everyone to say it with him: a male graduate of an educational institution is an "ALUMNUS,"  a female one is an "ALUMNA;" a group of females are "ALUMNAE," a group of males "ALUMNI," and a group of both "ALUMNI." You could also call them "graduates" or "former students" but NOT "former graduates" or "former alumni"...and CERTAINLY THE HELL NOT "ALUMNISTS"!

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