In school we were taught that words ending in -ies and -s were plural. In other words more than one, so at least two. Schools taught us this and the dictionary states it. But in this modern day, the plural is dismissed which really rubs people up the wrong way.
Fancying some breakfast the other morning (yes I was to lazy to pop to the shop) I ordered some from the cafe round the corner. Twenty minutes later I was greeted with a knock and ready to tuck into my breakfast.
Ordered was a bacon roll, English breakfast and croissantS. So I began to take the food out the bag, I can’t deny that it smelt beautiful.
Now, can we first note that last time I checked, fried egg meant fried – not scrambled! Let’s not ramble on about that, shall we..
So you’re probably wondering what the real issue is. Received – for £2 – was one croissant. Not ‘croissants’ which is what was stated on the menu. Have a think, if you order croissants, do you expect there to only be one? The answer is probably no.
Spending two pounds on croissants, to only get one really did baffle me. I thought it was a mistake. So much to the point where I had to call the cafe up and confirm “how many croissants do you get”? For the response to be one.
If selling one of something is your intention, then there is no need to add an s and make it plural.
Curious to know what you think.