Sunday, 7 July 2013

Singular of Sheep

At an artists studio someone said (while looking at a wicker sculpture of a sheep) why isn't there a singular of sheep. I said it could follow the pattern of teeth and tooth - a singular of sheep could be shoop. But why don't we have a singular of sheep, someone asked. Maybe I thought because sheep don't normally come in ones. They come in flocks. 

6 comments:

Jake said...

I also never know what to say when I have more than one mongoose.

Harriet (the fshlady) said...

Aren't those mongeese?

Harriet (the fshlady) said...

(It would work!)

Jake said...

I suspect, boringly, they are 'mongoose'. always liked teethbreesh as a plural, as well.

Harriet (the fshlady) said...

Lol. We should just put these things into use and evolve the language. Although I can think of few times I need to refer to my flock of mongeese

Niuta Kacar said...

haha :)) and now think of millions learning English as a second language...