26126Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: What's the singular of hose?
- Nov 1 9:25 AM--- Ii Saburou <logan@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Sarah Michele Ford wrote:Nope. You say "pants leg."
> > Without knowing the etymology of either, and when I'm not being silly, I
> > actually categorize "hose" with "pants" - things that always come in
> > pairs. ;^) Just like there's not an English singular of "pants" I'd say
> > there's not really one of "hose" either. What I really have is half of a
> > pair of hose.
> But you do say 'a pant leg', right? So there IS a singular, just not
> often used.
> Also, I've heard 'hosen'--is that just the German plural?Again, no.
In the King James Version of the Bible, when Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego are thrown
in the fire, when then clothes they are wearing is referred to, their "hosen" are
Who doesn't know why he remembers this...
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