"'Truth is strange," you know, "stranger than fiction' - besides being more to the point" - Edgar Allan Poe

March 15, 2007

random english rant AKA WayTooManyMonkeys

Why, oh why, is Zero plural?

There's One monkey on the tree.

There're Two monkeyS on the tree.

But there can also be zero monkeyS on the tree.


Even "no" is bloody plural! Becase there're no monkeyS on the tree either!

Bloody angrezis.


byker7 said...

Interesting questions.

They also serve to answer one:
Why pi is single?

Anonymous said...

have u considered

there IS no MONKEY on the tree????

The Darkling Thrush said...

Re: byker7

because he's been climbing up the wrong trees.
the non trees.
zero treeS.