NB On both dice, the one and the four are represented by red spots, whereas all the other numbers are represented by black spots. I afraid don't know why.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
The word dice is a plural word. People often mistakenly use the word dice to refer to a single die. Hence the expression 'the die has been cast' (a phrase with an interesting history) and not 'the dice ...'. However, I came across this interesting object in Vienna in November 2005 (although it seems to have been made in China). Here we have a die-within-a-die. So, in a sense, there is something singular about it. So might this be 'a' dice?