Posted by: MistyCat
I'm reluctant to accept the infernalia because my bet contained considerable hedging. However, if I view the task as a punishment rather than a privilege, I'm honour bound to accept the mantle.
"Not a Guess" is of course derived from the Latin Nota Bene, therefore my request was, Please Note Well this Guess about which I am absolutely and incontrovertibly sure and certain. Looks shiftily away, avoiding eye contact.
I set up a GoogleFight
on "Jeans is" vs "Jeans are," but at the moment I'm seeing no results. Here in New Zealand we also "tend to call the thingS "jeans" or "a jeans", never "a jean"
) ", but they would always be "them" rather than "it."
OK, then. Takes deep breath.
Ready now. Girds loins. examines result, girdles loins instead. Gives gasp (high-pitched), removes girdle, puts on Blue Jeans, relaxes.
Round three begins. The answer has been sealed in the Golden Envelope and double locked in the Pink Cardboard Box of Maximum Security.
First question, please.