Monday, March 12, 2012

12-21-2012 Just Another Day

NASA scientist Don Yeomans debunks the claims related to 2012 phenomenon and explains why the world won’t end on December 21st, 2012.


unwesentlich said...

got a question about some wording in this video. so a rather marginal question only this is.. sorry. but maybe someone still cares for to enlighten me: at 'round 65 secs that nasa guy says:

"And then there's folks who think that NASA astronomers are actually hiding this information so as to prevent panic from the populous."

as i (a german btw.) understand, "populous" derives from population, and is used an adjective only. equals to say: "highly populated".

but, in the context above, this makes no sense to me. the proper word to apply should be "population", or even better, plainly "people".

am i wrong here, missing some shift in the language to happen, or some particular slang?

PeterNZ said...

Yes populous can also be a noun. It means the people as a group. Same root as population, popular, pop.

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