Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Domestic comedy

[Talking about a nearby institution.]

“ . . . greater transparency in how moneys are allocated. I can’t believe I used the word moneys .”

Garner’s Modern American Usage :

Why doesn’t the collective noun money suffice? The answer lies in idiom. While money generally functions in collective senses <we made a lot of money on that deal>, moneys is frequently used, especially in financial and legal contexts, to denote “discrete sums of money” or “funds” <many federal and state moneys were budgeted for the disaster relief>.
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