Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 10 21:40:25 UTC 2008

>Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>>Cf. "bollox"/"bollix"...
>>And while we're on double plurals for body parts, what about
>>"breasteses" (and variants thereof)?
>Well, "breastses" gives you a hell of a consonant cluster. However, I
>see a handful of hits for "pantses" as in, pants of several people.
Somehow I keep hearing Gollum's voice intoning "What has it got in
its pocketses?"


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