REF: plural of iris
- To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: REF: plural of iris
- From: "J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 08:06:53 -0600 (MDT)
Greetings, all. I've missed your chatty company for the past two weeks, but
now I'm back on-line, eager to batter you with my silly questions once
again. And here is one that bugs the dickens out of me: Why do so many
clubs insist upon using "iris" as a plural noun? Where does this custom
originate? The plural is "irises," is it not?
Is this practice the verbal equivalent of tea time's pointy pinky, or is
there a fascinating linguistic history to be told here?
Little Rock ... where I'm fuzzily trying to recover a Central Time Zone
sleep schedule after having become very well-adjusted to San Diego sunsets.
Our San Diego list members are superior people, by the way: kind,
considerate, friendly and smart. And those Rochas are even good-looking.