We were definitely shook when we discovered that the plural form of beef is (supposedly) beeves (I still don’t believe it). However, scrolling through my newsfeed I came across a question I most certainly didn’t know the answer to (and I always ace those ‘Are you smarter than a 5th grader’ quizzes). The question? What is the singular form of the word spaghetti?
Seems simple enough doesn’t it? However, I was stunned to find that my mind drew a complete blank (even blanker than when I first sat down for a math exam). Who knew that spaghetti even was plural? I always thought of it as a collective – both singular and plural (sort of like sheep).
Unfortunately for me, upon reading the answer I almost slumped into the depths of despair – it was so obvious, how could I have been so blind? The singular form of spaghetti is – wait for it – spaghetto! Lucky for me, I wasn’t the only one whose life was changed by the revelation. Twitter responded accordingly with a slew of responses.
Stop-a the fake news-a pic.twitter.com/5bfGkOCauD
— Jay K. Cagatay (@jayktweets) 15 July 2017
oh shit are they all like that? Like one raviolo, one macarono, one fettucino?
— braak (@braak) 14 July 2017
I totally get why they call it a scoop of gelato now! My world has been changed forever – next time I get ice cream I’ll be sure to ask for 2 scoops of gelati!