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Oct 9th, 2020 at 10:24:16 am

tcr! · Oct 9, 2020 at 10:24 am

If news is plural for new why is it not acceptable to say “These news are great” ?

Or, more importantly how do I refer to multiple news?

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peter not pete · Oct 9, 2020 at 1:11 pm

and why don’t we say, “That is great new?!”

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keamoose keamoose · Oct 10, 2020 at 9:42 am

I have to find out.

let us investigate

keamoose keamoose · Oct 10, 2020 at 9:51 am

I’m disappointed in the way English does this. You have to talk about pieces of news, or news items. 🙄😒😕 I feel like we need to invent the plural newses. It would be better. And then we could also have “a news”. https://www.espressoenglish.net/is-news-singular-or-plural/

tcr! tcr! · Oct 11, 2020 at 9:29 am

I hate “news items” more than jelly fish. The word “items” is vague and unexciting.

keamoose keamoose · Oct 11, 2020 at 9:37 am

The good news is, if you convince enough people, you can change the language. I’m thinking we could use 60s Batman sound effect words to give an indication of news excitement level. How about a news kapow? News bam? News biff?

keamoose keamoose · Oct 11, 2020 at 9:39 am

Oh, news biff: I’m hearing more people refer to “jellies” nowadays instead of jelly fish, if that helps.

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Uncle Timmy · Oct 10, 2020 at 9:46 am

News
Notable Events Weather and Sports.
Might be wrong, read that somewheres….. ðŸĪŠ

keamoose keamoose · Oct 10, 2020 at 9:56 am

merriam webster says no to news acronym

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jenkins_arts · Oct 10, 2020 at 11:02 am

Duh-newz would seem to me to be a possibility.

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