September 26th, 2012

paint

Grammatically Incorrect?

Is "they did not die for nothing" grammatically incorrect? Bill O'Reilly called out Madonna tonight for not using proper grammar when saying the same during a recent concert in D.C. However, I'm not quite sure it is, since it is negating the set phrase "die for nothing" and not using a double negative as an intensifier of a negative statement.

Am I wrong?
flute
  • solri

Criteria

Does anyone here use "criteria" as a singular noun? I'd always thought "a criteria" was as ungrammatical as "a data" or "a media" but its use is endemic where I work.