‘Fish’ or ‘Fishes’? Why Do We Call Out ‘Nothing’ as ‘Bupkis’?
“Fish” really does have two plurals. Usually you want “fish,” but we talk about the odd examples when “fishes” is the right choice. Plus, “bupkis” can mean “nothing” or “something worthless,” but it has a funny origin!
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