I dont care about the vote, I am having Platypus!
| September 01, 2012 @ 10:23:49 am|
|Is it platypusses or platypi? Or paltypeese? I don't think that's right...it sounds too much like you're dividing them up between takers: "You can each have two plat apiece." |
Maybe it's not supposed to be pluralized.
It's like pluralizing "the lone ranger," you can't really do it because once there's more than one of him, he's no longer "lone." Or the lone gunman. "Lone gunmen" just doesn't quite sound correct.
I remember once in first or second grade when the teacher asked this kid who knew everything,Irwin. “Irwin, what’s the plural for ox?”
“Oxen. The farmer used his oxen.”
Then she asks me, “What's the plural for box?”
“Boxen. I bought 2 boxen of doughnuts.”
"No, no. Let's try another one. Irwin, what's the plural for goose?"
"Geese. I saw a flock... of geese."
Then back to me..."What's the plural for moose?"
"MOOSEN!! I saw a flock of moosen! There were many of 'em. Many much moosen. Out in the woods—in the woodes—in the woodsen. The meese want the food. The food is to eatenesen. The meese want the food in the woodyesen! In the, food in the woodenesen!"
"Mussen? What are you speaking? German?"
"German. Jermain. Jermaine Jackson. Jackson Five. Tito!"
"What, the hell are you talking about!?"
"I don't know, really."
This stopped being about your picture a long time ago.
| August 17, 2012 @ 02:06:29 pm|
Now we know what they're thinking too!
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