why the singular pouce here and not the plural pouces, as they each have a thumb/pouce and not a mutual thumb, which they all would be sucking?
Pekka from Helsinki
It's probably because you can only suck one thumb at a time and that if you said in French,
Ils sucent encore leurs pouces -
it would indicate you they (ils) were sucking the other people's thumbs as well...
very odd ...
Hope this helps!
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