Monkies and Monkeys (was Re: conculture)
|From:||Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 11:56|
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, David William McKay wrote:
> nicole wrote:
> > it
> > is monkeys not monkies as some people seem to think...
> > i looked it up
[Note: the Internet is notorious for not delivering emails in order]
Yeah, that's a basic rule of English spelling: you change a Y to I before
pluralising or third person presentifying with an ES unless the letter
before it was a vowel: try>tries but day>days, not daies. But you must
admit that 'monkies' looks so much better than 'monkeys', especially when
you abandon capital letters in the process.