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.

3 comments:

Gez 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.

Martin (riverScrap.com) 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)!

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=premise