Re: A usage question

Subject: Re: A usage question
From: Henry Polard <henry -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 07:26:43 PDT

> Usage, of course, rules; language is what people make of it.

> But part of usage is tradition and etymology.

Nontheless ...

In bakeries I have heard "breads" for loaves of bread (NOT types of
bread), and I have heard tailors talk about pants (as in, "You have
three pants here.")

-- Henry

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