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Thread #132499   Message #3997145
Posted By: Mr Red
20-Jun-19 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
call me an old fashioned pedant but

a troup is the group and troops is (sic) the soldiers therein. I make a distinction. A troup of soldiers (could be circus performers though) we treat as an entity. Troops is, in my parlance, any agglomeration of (pretty much exclusively) soldiers.

Dare I throw designer in to the ring, and watch the ripples?