BTW, I was watching a couple of MMA fighters (can't remember their names) playing on Poker After Dark. I was struck by their ears. The term "cauliflower" comes to mind as wholly inadequate to describe the appendages.
I tried to use SE's search again today. I searched for ŋ. That got me results for n instead, so I searched for "ŋ" in quotes, which . . . also got me results for n.
I've long been in the habit of simply ignoring the existence of SE's search feature, since for most of Japanese.SE's existence, it was useless for searching in Japanese. Now it's just useful enough to forget, from time to time, that it still isn't terribly useful.
I just can't make myself say it earnestly. I ran across it in the early 90s when I came across people from AOL, where "LOL" was apparently running rampant. I guess I associated it, at the time, with their lack of netiquette, and I distanced myself from it without really realizing it.
> Peanut butter and jelly is my favorite kind of sandwich.
> Peanut butter and jelly are both very good flavors.
Whether something is singular or plural can depend on how we're thinking about it.
Is it conceptualized as a single unit? Or are you thinking about the things that make it up individually?
When you say two hours in Two hours is not a long time, you're thinking about the length of time as a whole. You aren't thinking about each of the two hours individually, although it is technically possible to do so, in which case you could use a plural verb form.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. The activities or affairs engaged in by a government, politician, or political party: "Our politics has been corrupted by money and suffused with meanness" (Peter Edelman)."Politics have appealed to me since I was at Oxford because they are exciting morning, noon, and night" (Jeffrey Archer).
b. The methods or tactics involved in managing a state or government: The politics of the former regime were rejected by the new government leadership. If the politics of the conservative government now borders on the repressive, what can be expected when the econo…
It's your choice. But I'd go with plural. When in doubt, go with what sounds right.
@YashasSamaga "lie" is correct. It isn't really based in this case on how you conceptualize it. Rather, "remains" is generally plural at all times, even when referring to something that is conceptually singular.