molasses sg/pl - dialectal variation?

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Sat Apr 4 23:14:56 UTC 2009

>But If different kinds of water would be "waters", wouldn't different kinds
>of molasses be "molasseses"?

Well, not according to the dictionary I checked. I had to check. I've
never heard anyone use it that way -- it's always "kinds of molasses"
or "types..." or "sorts...". I suspect in ordinary usage one could
find "molasseses." It gets a comparatively small number of hits on
Google (about 1400).

James Harbeck.

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