Rocky Entriken writes:
> (post-race) -- I wouldn't have thought of Ralph Sheheen
> and Derek Daly as amateurs, but Sheheen kept referring
> to "grand prixs" (the plural of that French phrase is grands
> prix) and Daly did nothing to enlighten him.
True -- for traditionalist Europeans, longtime F1 fans and dedicated Road &
Track readers, the plural is indeed "Grands Prix". For the rest of the world
. . . not so much. I never did understand why the plural of "Great Prize"
would be "Greats Prize", but then again I never took French.
Wasn't it the folks at R&T who attempted to Americanize the term to "Great
Prize" racing? I suspect that the prospect of having to say "Greats Prize"
is what killed the effort.