"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 10 August 2009



News is a strange word being apparently plural and yet used in the singular. It means current information or items of information that are up-to-date and not previously imparted. News is short for new stories. The word itself is singular so we say "The news is good" but not so very long ago we would have used the noun in the plural and said "The news (or newes) are good".

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