tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jul 30 04:05:48 2002

Back to archive top level

To this year's listing

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: chuvmey ("leftovers")

>  >"Leftovers" is like those other English words which only occur
>>in the plural: "pants", "britches", "trousers", "scissors", etc. 
>"leftover" is a perfectly legitimate English word, not only
>as an adjective but also as a singular noun synonymous with "remnant". 
>While the noun is most often used in the plural to refer to leftover
>food, that's not its only use.  Example sentence:
>"The supposed illegality of the split infinitive is a leftover from
>the Medieval attempt to create a canonical English grammar in a form
>heavily influenced by that of Latin."

"to boldly split infinitives that no one has split before." (douglas 
adams, the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy - as far as i know)



Back to archive top level