Sorry, the post title is a bad pun courtesy of my husband, who makes bad puns out of anything.
No, today’s Yorkism is about these things:
You know, you cut with them, right? But say one of that item was sitting on your counter. What would you call it?
A pair of scissors?
I am open to argument here. I say “a pair of scissors,” which is just as silly as “a pair of jeans.” You can’t have just one blade of the cutting device; you can’t have just one leg worth of denim. So it seems awful dumb to call them “a pair.” I mean, you need the whole thing, right?
But I was reading a story written for the Weekly Record the other day, about taffy, and the writer said to cut it with “a scissors.”
I’ve heard that a lot, but I don’t know if I could justify it grammatically.