It's been a long standing debate in our house. I say he's "dumbing us down". He refuses to succumb to the proper English etiquette. Or is it even proper English as I think it is?
He says "I went fishing for some shrimps." I say "I went fishing for shrimp." This is plural. No?
He says "I'm making shrimps for dinner." I say "I'm making shrimp for dinner." You don't need the s at the end. It already implies plural. No one says "I'm making a shrimp for dinner."
He says "I'm making Steaks for dinner." This seems acceptable. Why is that? You can easily say Steak too.
If I am making rice pilaf and wild rice for a big dinner would I say "I'm making rices for dinner." or "I'm making rice with dinner." or "I am making 2 different kinds of rice for dinner."
You get my point.
So hubby says to leave you with this:
"A guy walks into a barber shop and says he wants a haircut. Barber says, do you want me to cut one hair or all of them?"
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