To wonder why people refer to a GHD as GHDs?

(23 Posts)
Run247 Thu 22-Oct-15 17:52:21

Just wondering why people refer to a GHD hair straightener as "GHDs" rather than "GHD". Or "hair straighteners" rather than the singular form.

Isn't it just one appliance?

Yes it's been a boring day..

SaucyJack Thu 22-Oct-15 17:53:49

There's two bits tho. You don't say a scissor or a plier.

#boringdayheretoo

LineyReborn Thu 22-Oct-15 17:55:28

#pairofknickersconfusionsolidarity

JoySzasz Thu 22-Oct-15 17:56:16

I guess it is like some people visiting the " Doctor s
have you been looking at a selling page recently? grin

pigsDOfly Thu 22-Oct-15 17:57:05

I had a friend years ago who would talk about a 'pair of bras' meaning one bra.

She insisted she was right because it has two cups.

verystressedmum Thu 22-Oct-15 17:57:45

Or a pair of trousers. Yes there's two legs but it's one garment...

goldierocks Thu 22-Oct-15 18:04:43

I thought it was because it stood for Good Hair Days (plural)......for the price, I'd want more than a single day of good hair smile

bumbleymummy Thu 22-Oct-15 18:06:23

Slightly off topic but I have been meaning to ask on MN - does anyone know if their curling tongs/wand (whatever it's called!) are any good?

Babytookacupwoo Thu 22-Oct-15 18:09:31

GHDs is correct isn't it? It stands for good hair day.

Run247 Thu 22-Oct-15 19:39:53

Ha, all of your responses make sense...

But pair of bras, haha, that's how I feel when people say " straighteners"!

bumbleymummy Thu 22-Oct-15 19:40:44

tongs.... ?

bumbleymummy Thu 22-Oct-15 19:41:15

you wouldn't say hair 'tong' would you? confused

AliciaMayEmory Thu 22-Oct-15 19:41:22

My DF says pair of bras!!

HippyDippyRidingPretty Thu 22-Oct-15 19:46:14

While you're all here...what's the plural of Prius?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 22-Oct-15 19:50:20

Well there are two straighteners (straightening plates) in the one device.

GreatFuckability Thu 22-Oct-15 19:51:46

Hippy Priui, obviously. grin

HippyDippyRidingPretty Thu 22-Oct-15 19:54:16

Priui it is...

And Guinness? grin

bumbleymummy Thu 22-Oct-15 19:55:19

Wouldn't you just order two pints/glasses of Guinness?

GreatFuckability Thu 22-Oct-15 19:57:25

Guinnesses. I want 3 guinnesses please. After which speech will be the least of my worries.

SaucyJack Thu 22-Oct-15 19:58:01

The plural of Guinness is St Patrick's Day special.

Andrewofgg Thu 22-Oct-15 20:15:17

The plural of Sudoku is Sudokota, it being a highly irregular Greek noun.

feckityfeck Thu 22-Oct-15 20:23:14

Prius ---> Prii, pronounced Pree-ee, I reckon.

Going to the doctors is probably short for going to the doctors' surgery.

Guinesses, like Princesses.

I'm feeling all voice of authority-like. For no good reason. Any others?

feckityfeck Thu 22-Oct-15 20:25:51

Except I missed an n in Guinnesses, which undermines my authority somewhat.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now