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To wonder why people refer to a GHD as GHDs?

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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.


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


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.

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