These sandwiches are missing something

I understand the English language can be confusing.  At an early age, we are taught that adding an s to the end of words makes them plural.  Sock becomes socks, caterpillar becomes caterpillars, and airplane becomes airplanes.  However, every now and then you need to pluralize a word that already ends with an s, or one that ends with an x, z, ch, or sh.  If you simply add an s to the word box, you end up with the word boxs, which, when spoken aloud, sounds like an utterance of a slurring, drunk person.  This is why–complex as it may seem–some words are pluralized with an es rather than just an s.

Someone at Sonic missed the memo.

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10 thoughts on “These sandwiches are missing something

  1. I just wrote a post today concerning Toyota Camry drivers, and at one point needed the plural of the car. “Camries” seemed wrong, and I didn’t like “Camry’s” either. I finally bit the bullet and just went with Camrys. It bugs me, so I’ll probably find a way to re-write the sentence. (I’m open to input!)

    Say,… you know why you can never starve in the desert? Because of the sand which is there! 😉

  2. This blog is right up my alley! I have collected photos of misspelled signs for decades (was even written up in my local paper for doing so) and someday will create a photo montage of such. In my blog — recently started — I will write about that ubiquitous apostrophe, misspellings and the confusion of subject/object pronouns. Since I just began, I only have two posts on it but I hope you will follow me and see others, particularly those that deal with grammar.

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