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      05-23-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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bmwusa says : "Hairs" on your neck

Sorry if I am posting in the wrong place.. For this kinda topic I didnt know where to post other than the general.

I looked at bmwusa.com and found this sentence:

"Let the hairs on your neck rise again"

I thought hair was plural.. Havent heard something like "I have hairs"

Sucks!!!

Correct me if I am wrong.. somebody please
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I'm assuming neither of you are native English speakers? "Hairs" is correct when referring to the plural of individual... well, hairs.
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I'm assuming neither of you are native English speakers? "Hairs" is correct when referring to the plural of individual... well, hairs.
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I'm assuming neither of you are native English speakers? "Hairs" is correct when referring to the plural of individual... well, hairs.

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The wonderful English language.

"My hair is messy." Hair referring to all of my hair, as in one entity.

"I have 3 hairs that just wont sit right." Hairs being plural for hair.
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LOL sounds like a FOB (Asian)
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sorry to disappoint.. not an FOB .. write one sentence which has word hairs.. else go to dictionary.com to find out.

As per what i know hair is singular and is used as a plural.
Am I pulling my hairs ??? or hair?

Its unreal to see how many of bmw fans would back up bmwusa even if it screws up.
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I'm assuming neither of you are native English speakers? "Hairs" is correct when referring to the plural of individual... well, hairs.
Would you say "i have hair on my head" vs. "i have hairs on my head" . Go google it.

It is correct just because bmw says so?? WOW !
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      05-24-2008, 12:03 AM   #10
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I just wasted 2 mins of my life reading this thread, and I will never be able to get those 2 minutes back
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It really goes either way depending. As said, it depends on if you're refering to individual hairs, or all of your hair in general, or in this case, each individual hair on the back of your neck, or all of your hair on the back of your neck.

However, I will give you that no one ever says "It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up". It's always "It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up". However, upon further inspection, it COULD go either way.
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Being a native english speaker, I will admit that the english language is pretty complex because it doesn't follow rules as strictly as other languages I have been exposed to. This is a perfect example, alot of it depends on the context and situation the word is used in.
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it should be hares
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Imagine 4 weeks by boat to come to USA from Asia (FOB)??? That would be brutal, I get cranky on a 16 hour flight and feel like banging every hot chick on the plane by the time I freaking get to my destination-can't imagine what these FOB's do for 4 weeks
Dude.. you are in NYC.. u spend that much time in subways and traffic jams on GWB any given day
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Dude.. you are in NYC.. u spend that much time in subways and traffic jams on GWB any given day
true..i can't take the traffic..it's brutal
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sorry to disappoint.. not an FOB .. write one sentence which has word hairs.. else go to dictionary.com to find out.

As per what i know hair is singular and is used as a plural.
Am I pulling my hairs ??? or hair?

Its unreal to see how many of bmw fans would back up bmwusa even if it screws up.
The floor was covered with dog hairs. There's your sentence, have a nice day. The word hair can refer to both the mass of strands that grow on skin (like the hair on your head) or a single strand. If someone is using the word hair in the context of a single strand, the plural hairs would be the correct way refer to more then one of them.
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sorry to disappoint.. not an FOB .. write one sentence which has word hairs.. else go to dictionary.com to find out.

As per what i know hair is singular and is used as a plural.
Am I pulling my hairs ??? or hair?

Its unreal to see how many of bmw fans would back up bmwusa even if it screws up.
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Would you say "i have hair on my head" vs. "i have hairs on my head" . Go google it.

It is correct just because bmw says so?? WOW !
It's unreal how some people don't read. Did you not read this?

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The wonderful English language.

"My hair is messy." Hair referring to all of my hair, as in one entity.

"I have 3 hairs that just wont sit right." Hairs being plural for hair.
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hopefully this will shut you up:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hairs

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hair (plenty of sentences using "hairs")

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hopefully this will shut you up:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hairs

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hair (plenty of sentences using "hairs")

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