Two premises, one premise

From recent raw copy (I've taken out the name of the manufacturer and its location):

On 12 February, 17 HGV trailers were seized at the site of a materials-handling equipment manufacturer and another nearby premise

It's probably just a typo but I really like that 'premise'. Two premises, one premise; it makes a sort of sense.


Anonymous said...

How about premi? No? Just a suggestion.

JD (The Engine Room) said...

One premi, two premise, three premises? Or perhaps one prem, two premi?

This is getting rather silly.

-- said...

Looks like the 'building' meaning derived from the 'argument' meaning ~ C18th, so presumably pluralisation would have been acceptable in the past. Shame it's not now (sounds fine to me)!