[lit-ideas] Re: The Brains

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 20:08:26 -0500

> Question (for Geary, and all):
>         1. Since when, and why, is  'brain' used in plural?


>         2. Does this apply too to  another part of the body.

In the plural?  I don't think so.  But you can have very unusual dimenstions
of body parts.  For instance, you can have miles of heart, in fact, you can
famously have "miles and miles and miles of heart"  Some women have legs
that won't stop. Oh, baby!  Some guys apparently have very enormous
testicles.  That kind of thing.

>         3. Justify the use of the plural  of 'brain' as a form of praise
> normal people are supposed to have _one_  brain.

Justify it?  What, are you a moralist?  Justify it?!  I think not.  I don't
need to justify the English language to no furriner.  Justify it, indeed.

Mike Geary
where the English is spoke as she was intended to be.

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