Solecisms #9 Plurals

The ancient zero plural for animals: “How many shark are…” and “… the capture of shark….” Now shark doesn’t fit my understanding of what goes into this category b/c I don’t think of shark as a game fish, but many people do, so in that case it would fit the category of “wild animals hunted for their food”. Cf. I shot 4 duck this morning vs That vicious boy shot 4 ducks in the lagoon with his bow and arrow. [cf quotes made up by me]. See Otto Jespersen for a great explanation of this phenomenon.
this criteria  – school announcement
Walkmens instead of Walkmans from a history teacher, so this is of Japanese origin and doesn’t fit English word compounding patterns, hence the confusion.

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