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When a post is first created, it says "viewed 1 times" in the sidebar. This should say "viewed 1 time".

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Greasemonkey if you don't like it. –  rightføld Sep 8 '09 at 18:21
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so view it more than once –  Jeff Atwood Sep 26 '09 at 5:52
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Here it now says "asked 1 month ago". It should say "asked 1 months ago". :) –  b.roth Oct 27 '09 at 9:19
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This should have been tagged as no-repro for maximum comedic effect. –  Phoshi Oct 27 '09 at 17:38
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Shouldn't it be "viewed 1 time's" anyway? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe#Greengrocers.27_apostrophes –  Andrew Grimm Oct 27 '09 at 23:12
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I vote we get rid of all plural word forms (or, conversely, all singular forms) in the English language, thereby eliminating a huge amount of busy work for programmers world-wide... while we are at it, let's have everyone switch to English so we don't need to internationalize at all. –  Lawrence Dol Nov 30 '09 at 19:38
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Ah, yet another [closed-because-I-can't-be-bothered-to-fix-it] bug... –  Ether Mar 28 '10 at 20:45
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Why don't you just use a Regex to fix it? –  Lance Roberts May 11 '10 at 21:56
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@Software Monkey - according to your own answer, you want everyone to switch to American, not English. –  Wikis Nov 2 '10 at 11:36
    
@Mark: I didn't stipulate which form of English - I am a Kiwi, who works in the US, so I could go either way. Currently I use the form that works best for my larger audience, which is the US. –  Lawrence Dol Nov 15 '10 at 22:27
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@Mark: As a side note, this whole attitude of "American" is not "English" is a little bit of BS, and is condescending to Americans - Americans are people too, you know. Besides, their spelling and pronuciation as a whole is far more consistent than ours (where ours includes the UK, AU and NZ, all of which I have extensive first-hand experience with). –  Lawrence Dol Nov 15 '10 at 22:28
    
@Software Monkey - maybe we need a timeout. My comments were not meant to offend (so I'm sorry if they offended you) but to clarify. Probably calling it US English is better than American. –  Wikis Nov 16 '10 at 8:33
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I hope this is not on english.stackexchange.com –  Mob Sep 24 '11 at 20:37
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If you're not happy with "viewed 1 times", and settle for "viewed 1 time", you've already lost the battle, because it should be "viewed once", obviously. –  Lee Kowalkowski Jun 28 '12 at 15:42
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Got to appreciate the fact that the OP is now "deleted". That obviously was not a joke threat. –  Gnoupi Jul 11 '12 at 9:57

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up vote 79 down vote accepted

You're in luck, as Jeff Atwood has so eloquently put this:

Dear Next Person Who Opens a Pluralization 'Bug', I will personally come to your house and bludgeon you to death with a giant S

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Jeff should rewrite Stack Overflow in Ruby on Rails. It has a .pluralize method that can handle this kind of problem.

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That's one heck of a good reason to throw away everything Jeff accomplished so far using ASP.MVC :P –  Pop Catalin Oct 27 '09 at 10:29
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Um...I think it was a joke there, Pops. –  beska Oct 27 '09 at 13:38
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I think Pops recognized that - he had an emoticon at the end. Unlike the people who downvoted my answer. –  Andrew Grimm Oct 27 '09 at 23:10
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Obviously that's a bad approach. The correct approach is to expose the pluralize method as a webservice and call it from the ASP.net MVC code to do the pluralization. That approach is called SOA and highly popular with MBA-type people, so it has to be good! –  Michael Stum Mar 28 '10 at 21:41
    
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You should totally drop that and try jQuery. –  DVK Sep 8 '11 at 16:29

Well ... I was busy refactoring the tag wiki page and decided to fix this bug.

For the record:

<b>@wiki.ViewCount.Pluralize("time")</b>

Enjoy

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Watch out for giant S's in the near future. I fear for your safety. –  nhinkle Jan 18 '12 at 5:00
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While that function seems like a cool idea I'm sure you will regret it when and if you will add localization support =p –  Andreas Bonini Jan 18 '12 at 5:37
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@Koper amongst another 10,000 things I will regret :) –  waffles Jan 18 '12 at 5:47

In that case, perhaps it should be:

viewed 1 times [sic]

You could probably write a greasemonkey script to implement it.

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Was about to point that typo out, but you caught it before I could get the comment off... ;) –  Twisol Sep 7 '09 at 8:39
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Yeah, funny how the fingers insisted on typing the right thing, even when the brain was trying to deliberately type the wrong thing... –  Evan Sep 7 '09 at 23:35
    
Ahahahahahahahahahaha! –  Pëkka May 11 '10 at 21:36
    
You need 2 sic's there now. viewed 1 time [sic][sic] –  bobobobo Sep 10 '12 at 21:12

Well, between then and now, somebody "fixed" this.

1 time

Although a bit of history is lost because of this, it's actually correct, because in the song "Killing me softly" by The Fugees, Wyclef Jean says "One time, two times" in the chorus. So, we know it is correct.

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See the answer given by Waffles. –  kiamlaluno Sep 8 '12 at 3:24
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Our apologies, we'll try and get this broken again ASAP. –  Nick Craver Sep 8 '12 at 9:10
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@NickCraver You guys work fast... –  Bob Oct 8 '12 at 15:31

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