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Thread #132499   Message #3997142
Posted By: meself
20-Jun-19 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Similarly, an "elite" now can mean a single person who presumably belongs to an elite group, just as a "minority" can mean a single person who belongs to a larger minority. Those battles are lost, I'm afraid.

Although, I always did find the usage of "troop(s)" awkward - never used it to refer to one soldier, though.