In 2020, within Australia, the term "learnings" has become very in-vogue within the media and political set.
But why is the noun learnings considered acceptable English, at all?
'Learnings as a plural of learning'. But learning is a verb and not a noun, and do verbs have plurals like nouns? E.g. Runnings? Sleepings? Thinkings? Studyings?
Okay, so let's agree that you can have a plural for a discrete piece of knowledge acquired expressed as a noun. Why wouldn't you simply use the word 'Lessons'? E.g. "The lessons we have learned will now be applied in this situation." When would learnings ever be more applicable than lessons?
Sorry, but 'learnings' really bugs me and is catching on like wildfire down here in Australia.
Please help me understand why I shouldn't clench my teeth every time I hear someone refer to learnings instead of lessons.