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Is it a simple typo or a comment on current American politics? I shall leave it for you to decide.

A report from China Daily, today, about North Korea begins,

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"Together and independently, the Untied States, Japan and the Republic of Korea issued harshly-worded condemnations..."


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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Mayne mot quite on point, but check the second sign in this.
 
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On todsay's news, a police spokesman reported officers were summoned to a burglary. Upon arriving, officers hesitated to enter since "the perpetrators might stll be on the premise."

Why do people think "premises" is plural and requires "premise" for a single unit?
 
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For the same reason that they thing "media" is singular.
 
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In the same way people often think the singular of species is specie. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Species, the biological category, is both singular and plural. Specie refers to coined money.
 
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I think it was a mistake because they don't know the nuances of our individual states.
 
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