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Old 02-03-2017, 08:11 AM   #1
Steve Rindsberg
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Default Puh-ren-thu-see???

I was watching a video tutorial about programming. The presenter kept talking about left puhrenthuhsee and right puhrenthuhsee (doing my best to give a phonetic rendition of what he was saying).

I knew what he was talking about and had heard this: ( and this: ) referred to that way before. Puzzling.

Until I tumbled to it:

Say: PARENTHESES

Now, how do you form the singular? Since this is English and we make plurals by adding an S to most words, you form singular by lopping off the same S.

PARENTHESE

Parentheses w/o the S and pronounced that way.

I can rest easy.

   
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