Re: [tied] De Vulgari Regularitate (earlier: substratums)

From: CeiSerith@...
Message: 14837
Date: 2002-08-30

In a message dated 8/30/2002 9:55:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, richard.wordingham@... writes:

It did, in the 70's.  I don't know whether headlice are yet back
under control in British schools.  Before then, I would have
said 'don't' rather than rarely

   We have occasional outbreaks in the US.  I hear the plural so often that I'm not sure that I ever hear the singular.  But then they do tend to come in bunches.
   On the other hand, I would doubt that one person in twenty know what a "nit" is, other than something you pick.  (Did that ever have a plural in English besides "nits?")

David Fickett-Wilbar