Re: Question: Different English names for "picnic cloth"
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 28, 2008, 22:03|
The thing you spread on the ground to sit on at a picnic is a
"[picnic] blanket", regardless of its actual nature.
IML "cloth" is usually a mass noun but unobjectionable as a count
noun. It's just . . . vague. I would almost never say "some cloths"
because I would have access to a more specific word (e.g. washcloths);
if I didn't, that would most likely imply that they had stopped being
"cloths" and started being "rags". :)