occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
If anyone used "brass" as an abbreviation for "brassiere", then "bras" would be its plural.Sorry -- that's the best I've got :)
@Anonymous: 'bicep' as an English word doesn't seem to exist. It's not listed in the OED.
Well, I was... befuddled, to say the least, and then... HA!
Ahhh -- very clever.I had (mis-)understood that the singular and plural must at least potentially refer to the same item. But a princess can't be a prince, and vice versa. Should have read the question more carefully :)Under these rules, I can find another example:caress - caresThere are probably several others.
@vp: do publish more of these!