Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Shrimp. Period.

I know anyone who bothers to read this is probably well aware, but I'm going to say it anyway:

The plural of shrimp is shrimp.

I had to get that out of my system. I have no idea how "shrimps" work their way into daily conversation, but somehow they do. Usually somebody is telling me how they ate shrimps, cooked shrimps, bought shrimps, blahs blahs blahs. Of course I never say anything because who would be dumb and catty enough to pick on someone for improperly adding an "s" to the end of the word shrimp? Certainly not me. Noooooo ... instead, I'll blog about it. Maybe an offender will read?!??!

Why do I fixate on such crap?? I don't know. Who cares if someone says shrimps? Or if they say they shop at KMarts or Walmarts? I'm certainly no grammarian, but I guess there are just some words that are annoying.

Does anybody else have words they don't like? My top offenders (even placing ahead of shrimps) are: moist, loaf and meal.

Yuck. Yuck. Trivial, but yuck.

7 comments:

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I hate when people use double negativities like: "I don't got no money"...Wait does that mean you do have money? I also hate when people say hunerd instead of hundred,and acrost instead of across.

Thank you, it feels good getting that off my chest.

Anonymous said...

What if you're referring to two short people? "Look, there's a couple of shrimps over there". I think in that context, "shrimps" may be used.
Shue

Sandi said...

I hate when people pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois. The "s" is silent, damnit!

kelly regan said...

ROTFLMAO!
"What if you're referring to two short people? "Look, there's a couple of shrimps over there". I think in that context, "shrimps" may be used.
Shue"


I hate TOWARDS.
It is toward.

Lisa said...

Bahaaaaaaa!!! I stand corrected. That's hilarious!!

By the way, maybe the extra "s" could be donated to the people who don't know about possessives. They say stuff like "This is Lisa blog."

Los said...

I hate when people pronounce a word with "Th" in it as an F. For instance, When somebody says "Norf Philly," it feels as if somebody just scratched a chalk board.

I always though the plural of shrimp was "scrimp." That's what they said in Forest Gump, anyway.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

I hereby decree that everyone on earth get a copy of "Eats Shoots and Leaves" for Christmas (NOT XMAS, lazy asses!!!!)

And yes, there will be a test.