'Bloods' as a contraction of 'blood tests' or 'blood samples' is in very wide currency throughout the UK healthcare sector. "Zzz Records' Frequently Asked Questions": The plural of "vinyl" is "vinyl". 1950, in two forms: Long Play (LP) at 33 1/3 RPM, generally 10 and 12 inch diameter and singles and Extended Play (EP), the last two having 7 inch diameter and generally 45 RPM. Now I don't remember which form of the verb he used: "There were three good fight in the Leafs game last night" or "was". . I think a vinyl dealer has more to do with siding. – An unsuitable reward credit card can bring financial troubles, as a plastic with rewards, as a rule, has high interest rates. So more specifically, I can't say "many of these vinyl" or "many of these vinyls" in my idiolect, only "much of this vinyl.". There's a business card pinned above my desk, which must have been put there when I was rich and contemplating home improvement, which advertises "CARPETS, VINYLS, LAMINATES, OAK FLOORS & VINYL TILES". Indeed the OED adds that this meaning is frequently in the plural. . Even deejays immediately began referring to albums as 'CDs,' and I used to hear them sometimes say 'CD' even when it was an older album not yet available on CD. That sounds like a very hipster thing to do. @Joe Green : most database systems do indeed use "indexes", but, I recall that the Britton-Lee (later ShareBase) DB engine had a table called sysindices. This would most naturally be vinyls, short for "vinyl (record)s." In the same way, "paper" is a material and has no plural. Oxford may be the city of lost causes, and this book is indeed ambitious; it could easily sound sententious or twee. The prices on some vinyl are a little inflated for my taste, but that's the cost of convenience. Special vinyl(s) with binary timecode signals are used with vinyl emulation software like Final Scratch and Torq. Still, between $8K and $15K is not affordable for most people. "I have some patiences that are ready to ripen"?? And the plural of ninja, ninja? And by that definition, the complaints about "vinyls" are definitely peeving.]. Records may be made of vinyl, they are never "vinyls". Isolarion takes its title from a type of fifteenth-century map that isolates an area in order to present it in detail, and that’s what Attlee, sharp-eyed and armed with tape recorder and notebook, provides for Cowley Road. It also alternates with regular cannons in everyday usage. The product made from the material is shortened to just the name of the material, and then this mass noun is countificated (or whatever you wish to call it) into a more standard plural noun form. I would think that for individual songs, people are more likely to download them. Signs of man's presence vary from the obvious to the extremely subtle. And the ever-unreliable Urban Dictionary defines "vinyls" as "The improper way of saying more than one vinyl. Oh, please let's not have the vinyl vs. digital discussion here. And so on. Thank you for your avoidance of this increasingly widespread "vinyls" wrongness. Most spin at 45rpm. I'm not sure why my brain decided to leap from "vinyls" to "nylons," but I'm glad my pantyhose are not made of vinyl.]. Some other plural options: records, LPs, albums, vinyl records. There is no such thing as "a vinyl". has set himself a different task: to be the fish, and to give a detailed description of the properties of the water. Or with the zero plurals of some units of measure as mentioned above, since units of currency are something like units of measure. Only 16 actual Google hits for "how many vinyl do you", and one of those is actually for "how many vinyl's do you". In fact, "Dollar" and "Pfund" (British pounds as well as the weight unit, and indeed units of measurement in general) also have a zero plural in German. Randomly jumping to page 8, I again see only two "genuine" uses of "many ninja." I was recently in Ireland for two weeks, and I can't recall hearing anyone use zero-plural "euro". I usually used vinyls, it sounded better for me. ", "Nat King Cole Golden Treasury 'Unforgettable' LPs. Far-right candidates are fueling backlash to Black Lives Matter and running for the Wake County school board to fight racial equity policies. …which, oops, I see is covered in the comments of the Drowned in Sound link…, And vinyl records are not exactly game animals. Anyone who can drag Lucretius, Susanna, Bathsheba, and St. Jerome into a Cowley Road porn shop deserves our attention and admiration.” -- Colin Dexter, OBE, "Attlee grabs our hand and drags us down Cowley Road in Oxford, determined to prove that it is not a stuffy, medieval, Masterpiece Theatre town. ), A better example would be "you can never have too much vinyl.". A couple of facts emerged: the proportion of the music market that is on vinyl is tiny, about 2% if I remember right, and a vinyl retailer reported that some of his customers did not possess turntables, and didn't intend to buy them. I wonder whether this has anything to do with using "rand" as a plural or with using "cash" as a plural for some unit of currency in translations from Chinese. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Among his books are Sayyid Ahmad Khan, A Reinterpretation of Muslim Theology, Dialogue and Difference, Islam in India: Studies and Commentaries (editor), and Faith, Power and Violence: Muslims and Christians in Plural Society, Past and Present (co-editor). This whole thing is just bollocks in my opinion. Maidhc: I'm not disputing why LPs were called 'albums,' but since an album was originally a blank tablet used to record lists, and has since been used in a variety of ways (although admittedly usually of multi-leaved "books") the word seems perfectly appropriate to be used of a collection of songs itself, whatever the format or style of packaging. Select Your Cookie Preferences. :-) Obviously use of indexes in computing (e.g., in hierarchical databases) may long pre-date the early 1980s, but I have no direct knowledge of earlier uses. I've never heard the later referred to as plastic, much less plastics, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised. anime" the zero-plural form shows consistency in adopting nouns from Japanese, rather than consistency across snobbish aesthetic subcultures. Things like boxen and unices are jokes not to be taken seriously, though there is a curious choice of indexes instead of indices in the database world. ", 12/28/2010: This issue came to my attention twice yesterday: once on Twitter, where someone griped about people using the term "vinyls" to describe more than one record; the other instance occurred while perusing Sonic Boom's holiday zine, in which a clerk informed its readers that vinyl is indeed the plural term for vinyl (the same principle applies to fish, buffalo, and sperm). Black identity. They spin at 33 or 45 (and occasionally both). ), http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammarchallenge/pdfs/7_uncountables_expert.pdf. The influx of appreciative consumers kills off the thing they love by upping the property values beyond the reach of the immigrants on which it depends. I'm pretty sure that chemists use the plural "vinyls" when referring to multiple compounds in the vinyl family. If this is a hipster thing, do we know what the group of people who have been reliably buying and using vinyl records call them, eg DJs, hip-hop artists and so on? But I'm unclear whether they in fact use "vinyl" as a zero-plural count noun. I'm not sure how true that is any more; I've met more committed fans than me who called it sci-fi. Vinyl records. – it's their currency, English is not my first language. Not trying to be a jerk, just educating. People often call them "albums". And why do / does the Executive Council of Yurp think they can legislate and decree what we in English call their unit of currency. The most parallel formation I can think of is the use of "gold" for "gold pieces", and likewise for other metals, in fantasy RPGs. MattF: If a Euro Store was a store where everything cost one euro, it would probably have merchandise comparable to a Dollar Store in the U.S., since a euro is worth about US $1.25. The peripatetic local form of James Attlee’s delightful book makes it a storehouse of information as well as a joy to read for its wit and humor.”, "A gem. In my own particular snobbish aesthetic subculture, the plural of "anime" is "anime", so maybe there is some regularity here after all! [(myl) Sit down, have a soothing cup of tea, and consider — do you also think that: * Calling a sealed can of food a "tin" is just bollocks If the noun [record] is elided, then the mass/count distinction isn't quite so important as where the word is in the sentence: head of the adjective phrase. According to this"rule", instead of "many of these records", I could have written "many of these vinyl", but not "many of these vinyls". Or is there a way to be a pilgrim without leaving one’s life behind? This article is the final story in a three-part series, in the run-up to Nov. 3, about local elections where education issues are at stake. Do you have a lot at home? Another example of a zero plural is cannon (as in "She had sixteen cannon on her port side"). . This is something that happens, sometimes. LL readers will be interested to find a nice eggcorn ("cuts to the musical choice") hidden there: I'll say "Euros" if I damned well please and refer Their Arrogancies to the Declaration of Independence. It's almost the reverse of saying "pant" to mean "pair of pants". And we learn from our mistakes, yeah? Item on Amazon my three minutes of research on the results page, 33s a. /ˈVɪ.Nɨl/, or, as far as I can not tell whether this might influenced! 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