Concerning Plurality

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 00:07:53 PST 2005

On 12/7/05, Philip Hart <philiph at slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Davdi Silverrock wrote:
> > "Three men, one woman, all of them Orca ..."
> Hmm: "Three men, one woman, all of them American".
> That's English, isn't it?

Thinking about it, I think the sentence is a perfect example of where
it could go either way as either the singular adjective or plural
form, for pretty much any ethnicity or nationality.  Although some
ethnicities/nationalities would use the "-ish" suffix for the singular

Language is just daft, sometimes.