This is a pair of scissors. Or is it? Yes, I don’t see why not – it has two parts that are joined (like nutcrackers, bermudas, steps, scales, goggles and so on). I smuggled it out of and into Germany a few months ago – when I came back in, the X-Ray machine started beeping, but no-one could find anything in the depths of my handbag, a normal situation. Later it came to light. (There’s also a dead gnat in the picture, in honour of the date).
But can the decision to call it ‘a scissors’ determine one’s talent for translating?
Trevor takes a very ecumenical view of the matter at kaleboel.