Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Or rather, I did NOT espy a final -s on the word which is supposed to tell you what this object is for!

Italians have a strange antipathy to the final -s in English and even when they do add it, they often refuse to pronounce it. This habit is a common symptom of Modican Englishitis but it is also widespread and the above example was espied in a Catania store on Saturday.

I hope purchasers of this rack enjoy the one magazine they put in it!


Lee said...

One could buy numerous and place one magazine in each one...and then move out of one('s) home to allow room for the numerous number of.....well....what more can I say...ay?

Sean Jeating said...

They proof perfect knowledge of the German plural, though.

Sean Jeating said...

P.S. While I proved imperfect knowledge of the English language.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I have seen these in the UK , not sure if they are Italian though. xo Hope you are well x

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I never thought of that, Lee! Hi, Sean. I don't know any German. Hi, Anne. If there's a final - s missing, I'd bet they're Italian! Hope you're OK too. x


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