Why is it hard to describe a single cough vs plural coughs? Am I coughing once, or more? What if I do a single short burst, almost like one hiccup, and that's that? Still a cough?

It's easy to do with sneezing. One sneeze is obvious. It has a start, a middle, and an end. Stuff of legends at times. Coughs? Not so much. When's the start? The middle? The finish?

Why don't we respect coughs as we do sneezes? Coughs unite!

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