12 November 2007

A plurality of one

isn't it odd
how you can have
zero cars or two cars
but never 'one cars'?

of natural language
(or of english?)
must account for the common error
of using singular tags
redundantly with plurals
when the plurals alone
would suffice

(avoid the 'car' tag
instead use 'cars'
maybe with suffix-numbers
if needed:
cars:0 cars:1 cars:2)