Monday, July 9, 2012

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

No this post doesn't actually have anything to do with the title.  I was just thinking of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.  Anyone seen the movie?  



We've got some great family time planned this week so I'll see you all next monday!

Until then I'll be pondering this.  Why are pants plural?  Think about it: trousers, knickers, breeches, leggings.  All plural.  There are two legs, but they're all in one piece of clothing, yet we still say "a PAIR of PANTS" I get why glasses are plural. They have two separate lenses.  And we don't call them a pair. Is there some obscure, half forgotten, grammatical excuse anyone knows about? 

Hope you all have a great week!

30 comments:

  1. LOL! Why are pants plural? Crazy English language.

    Enjoy your vacay!

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  2. Where I'm from, pants are double plural. They're called "pantses."

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    1. Really? That's kinda crazy if you don't mind my saying.

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    2. You think that's crazy? Kids still call "tests" "testes". Say it out loud and see what it sounds like. :)

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  3. Enjoy your time!

    Linda, hilarious. Love regional differences.

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    1. Regional differences are pretty interesting.

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  4. Oh man! Now my mind is going 100 an hour! LOL This is great. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Uh oh. Sorry to make your brain spin. :)

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  5. Have a good time! Funny point about the pants. My husband, whose second language is English, notices quirky language things like that all the time :)

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    1. I bet he has some interesting comments to make. English is such a mishmash.

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  6. Have a lovely time. Hope you're going somewhere cooler than here!!!

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    1. Going to NC for the grandfather mountain Scottish games!

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  7. Two legs vs one legged pants. Which would be a skirt, eh?

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  8. Hope you have a great week! Actually, *don't* we say a pair of glasses? Pants are plural in Turkish too... And then there's that German band - Die Toten Hosen - the dead pants...

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    1. Dead pants, I love it. I guess you do call glasses a pair. I don't have glasses and didn't think about it until my hubby, who does, corrected me. Shrug.

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  9. Have more fun than you can stand! :)

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  10. Oh dear... you're going to have me thinking about this until next Monday ;)

    I hope your week is lovely! :D

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  11. I actually hated the Hitchhiker's Guide movie. It should have worked: good cast (Alan Rickman was hilarious!), funny script, etc, but it just didn't translate well at all. The book is just too quirky and original, I think.

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    1. Allan Rickman was the best part of that movie. I do agree about the book being too quirky to really translate well. Over all they did better than I expected but then again I'm not a die hard Douglass fan.

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  12. Have a great time with the family this week!!
    I didn't like the Hitchiker's movie, but I liked the book.

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  13. Hope you're having a grand time, Sara! (BTW - you won some awards on my blog yesterday ^_^.)

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  14. Ha! They're not plural in french, lol.

    Hope you're having a blast!

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    1. Hmmm, now I feel the need to find out how to say pants in a variety of languages just to see.

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