One of those howdoyousay posts.
I'm looking for the word "shadow" (in the sense of a "shadow self" or "shadow copy") and the word "copy" (of a humanoid creature, if applicable).
Languages I have: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Croatian, Finnish, Korean, Slovak, Hindi, Maliseet, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Vietnamese, Albanian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Mandarin, Dutch, German.
When I was little I read a lot of Peanuts, and of course a regular gag was that Charlie Brown would try to fly his kite and get tangled up in a tree and yell at whoever was nearby to shut up and get him "a scissors". My reaction to that was always "Wtf, a scissors?" because up to (and since) then I'd only ever heard "a pair of scissors". So I thought I would start a poll.
How old are you?
Where do you live?
Do you say "a scissors" or "a pair of scissors"?
Do you refer to other "paired" nouns in the singular, like "a pants"?
Just curious :)
Edit: Just FTR, 18, Australia, "a pair of scissors" and no, not that I can think of.