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#124155 - 02/29/04 11:59 AM kudos
wwh Offline
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Spellingbee word:
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:

kudos ['kjuːdɒs]
noun [functioning as sing] acclaim, glory, or prestige
[ETYMOLOGY: 18th Century: from Greek

#124156 - 03/03/04 03:55 AM Re: kudos
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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
wwh Offline
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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.


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