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USAGE: THEORY/USAGE: irregular English plurals (was: RE:[CONLANG] Optimum number of symbols

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, May 27, 2002, 16:32
Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> But now you say, that "police" is a plural as well? That suprises me!
It's true. One says things like "The police are investigating the crime", even over here in the US where we say "The team is". Now that I think about it, that is very strange. :-) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42