is, strictly speaking, a plural, and a few dictionaries recognize it only as such. "All this daily trivia is getting on my nerves" should be "All these daily trivia are getting on my nerves." There is no singular form (the Latin trivium now has only historical applications), but there are the singular words trifle and triviality. The other option, if the plural form seems ungainly, is to convert trivia into an adjective: "All these trivial daily matters are getting on my nerves."

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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