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On being plural

When I want to say something with reference to my brain, I always think in the plural.

My brains took a walk.

My brains are fried.

I need a new set of brains.

Why do we tend to do this? Is it because:

a) Human beings are arrogant.

b) I really do need brain in the plural.

c) Every other (outer) part of the body comes in pairs. (Even the nose, which is collective noun forĀ a pair of nostrils.)

d) One is always in need of more closet space.

Anyone?

Anyone?

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