Talk:Singular Instead of Plural

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[edit] Image

I already have the "a color" picture saved to my computer. I hope to fill in the corners and upload it tomorrow. BBG 04:37, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Shouldn't datum (instead of data) be included here? 05:51, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Scope

I can think of a few examples of plural nouns being used where singular (or uncountable) nouns should be used instead: "I say, monstrosity, do you know the times?", "I was an answering machine, this whole times!" Should those be added to the page, and if so, should the page be renamed? — It's dot com 22:37, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly. I think that's more notable than just that they're the word "times" (referring to the times page). Dunno what to call it in that case, though. - 23:57, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
I'd call it a separate joke, assuming there are enough such instances. — Defender1031*Talk 10:46, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
I didn't mean for my two examples necessarily to both be "times"; those were just the two I had handy. — It's dot com 20:46, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Although very likely a joke...

It could be reference to several things. IE: All Your Base, Pokemon, Digimon, etc. However in the extent of Pokemon and Digimon, these two words cannot have an S at the end as they are already plural. However, I don't even know the correct name of such words, where no S is needed as the word is already plural. ColdReactive 14:16, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

What could be a reference to several things?  Green Helmet 15:01, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bubs

Is that example really fitting? Yes, a couple implies two and Bubs is singular, but it still seems kind of like a stretch. Like, technically couple is singular. "A couple". --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 08:56, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

It still fits the general idea of the joke though... — Defender1031*Talk 14:21, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Your recent change summary

To defender, you said "people" was being made singular. But it's not. People is still plural. In fact, it should be singular, not plural. It should be "she/he/it" wears glasses, so it's a plural being made singular. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 16:25, 9 August 2015 (UTC) Let's keep this conversation in one place. — Defender1031*Talk 17:13, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

[edit] In a color!

I don't think it really counts, because it is in a color. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:12, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Half the things on the list are in contexts where there's only one. The point of this page is that singular forms are often used in contexts where there are USUALLY plural, not that there really ARE many, but they're only referring to them as singular. The reference stays. — Defender1031*Talk 10:59, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
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