"troop" singular, simple denotation

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jul 24 23:21:25 UTC 2008

Tonight's rerun of _Nanny 911_ included the most generalized ex. of  singular "troop" (soldier) I've encountered. When the emergency uniformed Nanny arrived, Mom recalled with relief, "She looked just like a troop."
No, not a "troupe" (of nannies).  A "troop."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list