Look, I get that the English language is an ever-evolving thing. If you had a time machine that took you back to England in the 1600s, you’d be completely lost when it came to conversing to people with that era. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t police this evolution every once and a while.
Take vinyl records, for example. In recent years, it’s become increasingly common to hear people new to the world of vinyl (usually younger folk, too) brag about how many “vinyls” they have. Not records. Vinyls.
Enter that into Word and you’ll get a squiggly red line under it. And I agree with Microsoft.
“Vinyl” is like deer. More than one deer and you have a herd of deer, not a bunch of “deers.” (Again, the squiggly red line appeared under that word as I typed it.)
Let me throw this open to you. Is “vinyls” and acceptable plural for “vinyl.” You know where I stand.
Is "vinyls" an acceptable plural for "vinyl?"— Alan Cross (@alancross) November 23, 2020
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