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CailinDana · 21/11/2012 16:24

Is it just me or are fellow pedants noticing that people don't seem to know the difference between the words "woman" and "women" and seem to use them interchangeably? Again and again on MN I'm seeing posts that say "A women in the supermarket" or "a group of woman." What is it about this plural that passes people by? I doubt many people would say "A men in the supermarket," would they?

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BarbecuedBillygoats · 21/11/2012 16:27

I can't say I have noticed it. I'm not clever enough to be a true pedant though. I'll notice it now, pants.

CailinDana · 21/11/2012 16:27

Sorry Barbecued Blush

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FoxtrotFoxtrotSierra · 21/11/2012 16:29

Yes, I've seen this a lot of late. I have no idea why it's a mistake people make now, but I tend to just giggle and think "I am women hear me roars!" which helps stop my head exploding!

Chocchip88 · 21/11/2012 16:30

I did a module in uni called 'Women's Health'. The lecturer always used to say woman health, it used to drive me mad!

CailinDana · 21/11/2012 16:30

I really have to hold back from commenting on it on threads. It drives me nuts.

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