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July 12th, 2002


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10:35 am - 2 Mango(e)s
Ambiguous whether is it mangos or mangoes. dictionary.com is no help. The definitive resource is as well, although I did not know that mango also has represented "In Ireland: a substance used in the bleaching of linen" nor "A dealer in slaves, esp. in prostitutes".
So I turn to google and the web for help.

  • No help here (freshmangos.com). Title of their front page: "A Mango Web Site. All about mangos featuring mangoe recipes. Fresh mangoes for your health". I'm not making that up.
  • Mia Mango wants to tell me about Mangoes.
  • English Online (.co.uk) gets into the meat of the matter... without a prescriptivist result. Besides, this could be a British spelling issue...
  • memepool has tread here before.





  • The Plural of Mango
    Mangos
    Mangoes
    Mangoz
    m4ng03z
    m4ng0++
    [mango]+


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    From:ex_trurl
    Date:July 12th, 2002 09:54 am (UTC)
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    I think the solution is to just give up on the whole m4ng0 debacle. I vote for calling them funky fruit. Or perhaps 1337 fru17.
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    From:daemonv
    Date:July 12th, 2002 09:56 am (UTC)
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    funky fruit: plural? singular? both?

    fru17: fru17z? fru175? or the same as above?
    From:ex_trurl
    Date:July 12th, 2002 07:16 pm (UTC)
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    Funky fruit is both plural and singular. Like grapefruit.
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    From:leko
    Date:July 12th, 2002 10:13 am (UTC)
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    mangoes
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    From:skamille
    Date:July 12th, 2002 12:23 pm (UTC)
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    According to oed.com, either is correct.
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    From:skamille
    Date:July 12th, 2002 12:24 pm (UTC)
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    Well, that's what I get for not following your links. Anyway, clearly there is no definitive answer. I say tomato, you say tomato.
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    From:daemonv
    Date:July 12th, 2002 02:32 pm (UTC)
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    But, as we all learned from Dan Quayle, don't you dare say potatoe.

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