May 6th, 2017 → 5:29 am @ // No Comments

“These news are everywhere; every tongue speaks ’em.” – Henry VIII

Apparently in the 16th century ‘news’ was considered a plural noun.  Today, it is “singular in construction.”  When did that happen?  I often forget whether ‘data’ is considered singular or plural.  Politics?  Economics?  They can be both.  It’s exhausting, this protean nature of language!


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