- pair of handlebars, why?
I’ve never heard them called a pair of handlebars, just handlebars or just a handlebar.
Otherwise a handlebar moustache would just be on one side of your face no?
Anyway, scissors are clearly a pair – they are two separate pieces, many kitchen scissors can be disarticulated for cleaning. My wife and her entire family still use the singular though: “Do you have a scissor?”
Knickers too, because it’s short for knickerbockers which are two long legs sewn together cf trousers and pants.Posted 4 years agoSTATOMember
Oxford University Press. 1989. “handle-bar n. A transverse bar, usually curved, with a handle at each end, connected with the driving- or steering-wheel of a cycle, by which the vehicle is guided by hand; pl. the right- and left-hand parts of which this is composed.”
Handle bar, the bit your hand holds, where you would add a ‘grip’ if your hand required. A pair of handle bars are joined by a transverse bar.
Really, none of the terms used in modern products apply as they did when originally invented years ago, dont fret.Posted 4 years ago
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