Word of the day: half a dozen

half a dozen Numeral Pronunciation: /hɑːf ə dʌzən/ Half of twelve (12), i.e. six (6). Let’s talk about this phrase for a moment. It is wrong. Just… wrong. Okay? It is wrong on the following counts: First off, it is three excess syllables where saying simply “six” will do the job just fine. I don’t know …