Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Apparently, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has affected church membership among women. More and more women are abstaining from church and showing interest in female-friendly religions. I'm a bit puzzled, but okay.

And can I just say how much I hate this new craze of describing a plural of money as "monies"? The plural of money is "money". Just like the plural of deer is "deer", and not "deeries"; and the plural of moose is "moose" and not "moosies". I'm sure there are some other words where the singular and plural are the same. Look, unless the person in question only has a penny in his or her pocket, they are going to have a plural amount of money. It is just the way it is. "Monies" doesn't make anything clearer. It doesn't make the amount of money more explicit or right misconceptions. It is just an unnecessary word, and the sooner we relegate it to that "not often used" section that makes up most of the Oxford English Dictionary, the better.

1 comment:

John said...

for the record, monies is listed as "n. old-fashined." in the Free Online Dictionary. I've only ever heard it used in official/legal documentation, and that seems like an excellent place for it to stay. Either that, or use it in a manner similar to peoples (when referring to several different types of money together.)