Dig the double mistake in this headline from the New York Times on 6 December 2019:
Anyone spot the unforgivable boners in this edition of the Paper of Record? Hint: they both are examples of Americans’ woeful failure to master plurals.
First, it should be “Data Show,” because data is a plural noun (plural of datum, which is a single scrumlet of information). Then, to compound the grammatical felony, the headline should read, “One in Three Teenagers Uses Tobacco.” It’s the one teenager that uses it, not the three that use it. C’mon grey lady! You can do better.
This stuff matters.