Posted by Lewis on December 21, 2005
In Reply to: "Oil and water don't mix" posted by R. Berg on December 17, 2005
: : : "Oil and water don't mix" IS that the perfect proverb.i believe it should be Oil and water doesn't mix".
: : "Oil and water" is a plural subject, so the verb is plural.
: Yes, and the plural verb, in case there's any doubt, is "don't."
Isn't an emulsion the mixture of oil and a water-based liquid?
In which case, the proverb is only a statement of appearances, but misses the spot of truth.