|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Meta-words » kudos Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#124155 - 02/29/04 11:59 AM kudos
We've seen it many times in AWADtalk, but there still may
be some members unaware that this is not a plural.
kudos. Praises given for achievement. “Daphne received many kudos from the drama coach after her performance in the school play.”
Source: The Collins English Dictionary © 2000 HarperCollins Publishers:
noun [functioning as sing] acclaim, glory, or prestige
[ETYMOLOGY: 18th Century: from Greek
#124156 - 03/03/04 03:55 AM Re: kudos
Well, the example sentence in your citation certainly looks like a plural, Bill. I would say 'great kudos' rather than 'many kudos'.
It did occur to me that if it's pronounced correctly (short o as in hot and the s as /s/ not /z/), it should be obvious that it's not a plural form. I was trying to think of any word that ends with a short o and takes a plural with s.
#124157 - 03/03/04 08:38 AM Re: kudos
Dear Bingley: the apparently erroneous use of kudos as
a plural was I believe an error on part of spellingbee
people. That's why I added the Collins Dictionary version.
Forum Stats 8688 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members scrabnut, sa'a, csmoore, Jane Luckner, anjela
8688 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 30 Guests and 2 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 80 endymion6 59 LukeJavan8 58 jenny jenny 52 Tromboniator 13 Faldage 5 MR LOGOPHILE 1 csmoore 1 Mercur10 1 A C Bowden 1
April Su M Tu W Th F Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith