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Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member writes:

Yes, scissors is fine too, it was the term "a scissors" I was questioning. IE:

I have a pair of scissors Cool.

I have the scissors Cool, too.

I have a scissors ????

Cool beans, thanks for responding everyone.

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Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member asks...

Do you say 'a pair of scissors' or 'a scissors'?

The reason I ask, I was listening to a radio show today where they interviewed a fellow from the US, and he said "a scissors." Up here in Canada, or at least the places I've lived and grown up, I'm used to hearing "a pair of scissors." My wife is from Michigan and she also uses "pair."

What struck me when I heard the US fellow on the radio was that I remember reading Charlie Brown books where Charles Schulz always used "a scissors" and I remember finding it odd.

I thought it might be a US/Canada thing, but as I said, my Michigan wife uses the same term I do.

Just curious what people say and whether or not it is a regional thing or not.

And this is related to miniatures, BTW, because scissors are a tool of the hobby, whether you sometimes use them for cutting pieces off a plastic sprue, use decal scissors, or use scissors to cut terrain and other material.