Things that drive me crazy...I hate it when I look at a blog and it says "1 comments". I had a fix for classic blogger, but just realized that I didn't have one for the the new blogger. So, if it drives you crazy too, roll up your sleeves and dive in. But first...always first...backup your template! This fix requires you to go deep within the bowels of you template. GASP...the dreaded Expand Widget Templates. So, expand them and let's go!
First find this code in your blog. I'm basing this on the Minima template, so your code may be slightly different.
Step 1 Find this code:
<b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'>1 <data:top.commentLabel/><b:else/><data:post.numComments/> <data:top.commentLabelPlural/></b:if>
Step 2 Replace that with this code:
<br /> <b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'>1 comment<br /> <b:else/><br /> <b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 0'>Reply to this post<br /> <b:else/><br /> <data:post.numComments/> comments<br /> </b:if><br /> </b:if> <br />
Step 3 Repeat Step 1 and 2 because this code is in your template twice.
Now you can get a little fancy and instead of where it says Reply to this post, you can put whatever you want. Like...Let's talk...Be the first to comment...Don't leave me hanging.
Now your blog is approved by the Emily Post Institute of Etiquette. Well. Maybe not. It depends what else you put in your blog. But at least she is smiling over your comment grammar.