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On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 08:37:50 +0100, "Guy Barry"
<guy.ba...@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:Yes, per OED: from Latin, from Greek. Thanks for the info, both of
>"SJC" wrote in message
>> thrips (a fly) n. pl. Thrips
>Surely that one's from a Latin or Greek singular?
you: I had always assumed it was "one thrip, two thrips". Never had an
infestation myself (I did once catch fleas, though).
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