I got an email from John Tranter about my latest “Why Do You Write Poetry?” post on The Blue Corner.
From: John Tranter
Subject: Innumerate… and what it means.
I hate correcting somebody, but someone has to.
You write: “They answer in innumerate ways, as poets are wont to do.” I felt there was something wrong with that “innumerate”… it seemed related to “illiterate”. So I checked with a dictionary:
Innumerate: “Without a basic knowledge of mathematics and arithmetic”
You probably meant “Innumerable”: “Numerous, too many to be counted.”
Thanks to John.
I’ve contacted The Blue Corner and we’ll have things fixed up soon.