Dildoes or Dildos?

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Dildoes or Dildos?

Eden C. Eden C.
Which one is correct? Are they both correct?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Dildoes
Dildo
140  (95%)
Both
2  (1%)
Other
5  (3%)
Total votes: 147
Poll is closed
03/30/2011
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Rainbow Boy Rainbow Boy
It's most definitely "dildos."
03/30/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
I did a search on it, and it seems that lots of dictionaries disagree on the matter.
03/30/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Does this help? : Dildoes vs. Dildos
03/30/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Does this help? : Dildoes vs. Dildos
It does, thanks! Although I think the one on the left is more like "dilldoes"

I also just realized I made a typo in the poll options, which kind of ruins it. Oops.
03/30/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Does this help? : Dildoes vs. Dildos
ROFL! I love that!
03/30/2011
tim1724 tim1724
Merriam-Webster lists both as plurals (although they list "dildos" first)



The OED doesn't seem to list any plural at all. Interestingly they list dildoe as an alternative form of the singular, but it seems to be an archaic form, as the only examples of it they give are hundreds of years old.



In common usage "dildos" seems to be the preferred spelling for the plural. (Google has 1190000 hits for "dildos" and only 30200 for "dildoes")
03/30/2011
ScottA ScottA
Based on the construction of English, given the base "dildo" the plural would be "dildos".



That is unless you want to go pseudo-Latin and attempt "dildii"
03/30/2011
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I just use "dildos".
03/30/2011
SamsDelight SamsDelight
I love that this was a discussion. Awesome.
03/31/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
Quote:
Originally posted by SamsDelight
I love that this was a discussion. Awesome.
I'm pretty particular about grammar and diction, but I am obviously far from perfect.
03/31/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Based on the construction of English, given the base "dildo" the plural would be "dildos".







That is unless you want to go pseudo-Latin and attempt "dildii"
Hey I like that! Dildii...
03/31/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
It can be either, but dildos is the more preferred spelling and is most commonly used. I always refer to Merriam-Webster when in doubt: link. Click "Skip to Results" to see the plural spellings.
03/31/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
Dildos.
03/31/2011
EvaChangeN EvaChangeN
Dildos....cause Dildoes is like Dill does.... o.O
04/04/2011
LadieWithSwagg LadieWithSwagg
didlos
04/10/2011
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Based on the construction of English, given the base "dildo" the plural would be "dildos".







That is unless you want to go pseudo-Latin and attempt "dildii"
Sweet. From now on thats what I'm using. I think we should make it a community-wide effort and see how long it takes to catch on.
04/10/2011
NuMe NuMe
It does not have an e.
04/13/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
Dildos. I don't think I've ever seen it spelled "dildoes," it just seems weird. And as I typed that last sentence, when I typed "dildoes" my computer noted a spelling error and when I clicked it one of the suggested changes was to change it to "dildos." So there you have it.
04/28/2011
tim1724 tim1724
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Based on the construction of English, given the base "dildo" the plural would be "dildos".







That is unless you want to go pseudo-Latin and attempt "dildii"
So you eat potatos and tomatos instead of potatoes and tomatoes?

English isn't terribly predictable.


A Latin noun ending in -o would never have a plural in -i or -ii. It would have to be 3rd declension, but 3rd declension nouns don't have -i plurals. (only 2nd declension nouns ending in -us or -er get plurals ending in -i).
04/28/2011
sarki sarki
Dildos
04/30/2011
barrettbn2 barrettbn2
Dildo
04/30/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Based on the construction of English, given the base "dildo" the plural would be "dildos".







That is unless you want to go pseudo-Latin and attempt "dildii"
I like dildii, I shall use this in the future
05/01/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Quote:
Originally posted by tickle me pink
Dildos. I don't think I've ever seen it spelled "dildoes," it just seems weird. And as I typed that last sentence, when I typed "dildoes" my computer noted a spelling error and when I clicked it one of the suggested ...
The computer knows! lol
05/01/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Does this help? : Dildoes vs. Dildos
Lmao that is great. I don't think I can recall a time when I've seen someone seriously spell dildo with an e on the end of it like that... and being that I am somewhat a creature of habit I think I will stick with the "original" spelling of dildo.
05/07/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
Probably dildos. That's how I've always seen it.
11/04/2011
Chul Chul
As the rest of the posters stated, it's definitely dildos. Ha ha. This is a cute discussion post though!
11/04/2011
Entropy Entropy
Quote:
Originally posted by Eden C.
Which one is correct? Are they both correct?
It's dildos for me.
12/26/2011
GONE! GONE!
I think "dildos."
12/26/2011
meezerosity meezerosity
I have always heard dildos.
01/05/2012
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