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RE: Pants treated as plural
by umccullough on Thu 8th May 2008 02:45 UTC in reply to "Pants treated as plural"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

It is a bit of an oddity. But the term "pants", short for "pantaloons" is, in English, regarded as being plural.


I think you is taking it way too seriously.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

No. Not at all. My post was not intended as a complaint or nitpick, but to convey information which I thought might be interesting and helpful to a nonnative English speaker interested in languages.

However, this is one comic that I didn't laugh at. Not because I think it is bad, but because the topic of SCO is so old and worn out. I think someone compared it to the monster in the horror B movie that just wont die, and I have to agree with the sentiment.

Edit: How about "Darl McBride vs The Eveready Bunny" for a B movie title? ;-)

Edited 2008-05-08 02:57 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

No. Not at all. My post was not intended as a complaint or nitpick, but to convey information which I thought might be interesting and helpful to a nonnative English speaker interested in languages.

Atleast I do appreciate all these insights and I find them very interesting. I have always been interested in learning languages and I just have some natural talent for it. Actually, everyone in my family has been fast at picking up new languages. Anyways, I do say "pants are" but I too have noticed some US-originated citizens tend to say it as "pants is".

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