The White Slippers

The girl gasped as she watched her shoe fall from the roof of their ten storey apartment building. Her eyes widened in horror when her slipper didn’t hit the cold cement ground below as predicted—instead it landed upon the head of a passerby. The young man stumbled and nearly fell over by the sudden assault... Continue Reading →

The Toblerone Aggregation

Which is correct, “I ate three Toblerones” or “I ate three bars of Toblerone”? Some argue that the latter is correct and the former is, of course, erroneous. Their reason? Food is a mass noun, and they do not have plural forms; you have to use adjectives to indicate their amount, quantity, or number. However,... Continue Reading →

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