That is unfortunate. So many conventions suffer failure to launch. https://t.co/9owBh4qnsH
myriad (plural myriads)
- (now historical) Ten thousand; 10,000 [from 16th c.]
- A countless number or multitude (of specified things) [from 16th c.]
- Earth hosts a myriad of animals.
- Xenophon, Cyropaedia, Book I:
- How far he surpassed them all may be felt if we remember that no Scythian, although the Scythians are reckoned by their myriads, has ever succeeded in dominating a foreign nation …
Used as an adjective (see below), ‘myriad’ requires neither an article before it nor a preposition after. Because of this, some consider the usage described in sense 2 above, where ‘myriad’ acts as part of a nominal (or noun) group (that is, “a myriad of animals”), to be tautological.
Quote of the night – “Sir, wait! the football meeting is in the room to your left!”
My reply, gesturing to the right side meeting area- “Thanks, but I’m going to knitting!”