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RE: Not to be persnickety
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 26th Jun 2010 16:38 UTC in reply to "Not to be persnickety"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I would think t3h int4rweb would know by now that there are two main branches of English today (en-gb and en-us).

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RE[2]: Not to be persnickety
by Tuishimi on Sat 26th Jun 2010 16:45 in reply to "RE: Not to be persnickety"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

And everyone knows that GB-ers drive their cars on the wrong side of the road, too. ;)

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RE[2]: Not to be persnickety
by tbutler on Sat 26th Jun 2010 19:29 in reply to "RE: Not to be persnickety"
tbutler Member since:
2005-07-06

It is just an odd notation when referring to things as impersonal as large corporations. The singular collective usage seems to be more frequent than plural collective in most British books and publications I read. More interestingly, I've noticed OSNews will sometimes vary its usage within a given article, which makes it stand out more.

Typically a collective plural verb seems to be best applied when trying to emphasize the individuals within the collective.

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RE[2]: Not to be persnickety
by nt_jerkface on Sun 27th Jun 2010 14:35 in reply to "RE: Not to be persnickety"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Classic British English or some new bastardized form?

Try finding an old British headline that reads Germany have invaded Poland.

Single organizations use the singular form.

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