Is this picture absolutely necessary? zigzig20s 07:22, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
- Why does it have to be "absolutely necessary"? Why can't it just be helpful? Kappa 07:31, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
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A spring used in a hair-trigger? --Connel MacKenzie 21:12, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
- I asked a friend, who has done tours in Iraq and Afganhistan, flies helicopters, and is qualified on a frightening number of weapons. Says it is nonsense. ;-) There is apparently some derivation of hair-trigger from the common meaning of hair. (Used to partly "pull" the trigger? No idea.) Robert Ullmann 14:08, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Kept. See archived discussion of February 2008. 07:00, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Could you please write usage notes about the utilization of an article before the noun hair. I meant when you say a hair and when you can't put their a although it's singular. Thanks. Ferike333 09:53, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
- Fair point; some might insist in saying a strand of hair, two strands of hair, but a/one hair, two hairs, many hairs etc. is in wide use, too, and has apparently been so in older periods of English. However, there might be subtle differences for example in a lot of hair, where I suspect native speakers imagine a mass of hair, vs. a lot of hairs, where they might imagine many single strands of hair strewn about, think dog hairs in your apartment. Not being a native speaker myself, I'm not 100% certain on this, just considering it plausible based on my reading experience and an educated guess from linguistic training. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 18:44, 30 March 2013 (UTC)