Friday, May 15, 2009

Still trivial. But still *extremely* important. To nobody but me . . .

My mother-in-law says it.  Therefore my husband does.  As does one of my children.  And it makes me want to tear my own ears off so I never have to hear them say it again. 
 
It goes like this:  When asking a child a question regarding playing with certain toys, they say, "Would you like to play with Lego?"
 
It's "play LegoS" plural--Legos are plural!!!  You don't just play with *one* Lego. 
 
It's official.  I'm a bitch. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ummm. . . the company refers to it as 'Lego' minus the s.

The Devil's Daughter-In-Law said...

I'd like to officially welcome you to the club. If this makes you a bitch, you are in good company. I implore you to visit my blog...

And one singular piece is a Lego. Clearly, one can't play with only one, thus when one plays, one plays *LegoS*. You are so obviously right to be annoyed!

MacBug said...

It'd drive me batty too

Anonymous said...

I grew up outside the US calling it lego - only in the US is it referred to as legoS in the plural it drives me crazy!

So if you imagine your MIL, your husband and kids saying it with a British accent you're all set.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, in the UK, its singular.

It's a box of Lego.

Like you have a bag of pasta, not pastas.

The word "Lego" refers to the construction set, as a whole. Like "Mechano" (Do you have that there? You must do) We play with the Machano Set, or just with the Machano, not Machanos.

I agree though, it must annoy your arse off if you're used to calling it something else.

Anna See said...

ugh. my skin crawled reading this. i am proud of you for not harming your family over this. "lego?" ick. why don't they go play "hot wheel?"