July 12th, 2002
|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
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.
|Date:||July 12th, 2002 09:56 am (UTC)|| |
funky fruit: plural? singular? both?
fru17: fru17z? fru175? or the same as above?
Funky fruit is both plural and singular. Like grapefruit.
|Date:||July 12th, 2002 10:13 am (UTC)|| |
According to oed.com
, either is correct.
Well, that's what I get for not following your links. Anyway, clearly there is no definitive answer. I say tomato, you say tomato.
|Date:||July 12th, 2002 02:32 pm (UTC)|| |
But, as we all learned from Dan Quayle, don't you dare say potatoe.