• did anyone know a plural for penis is penes?

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    interesting :)

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    WeeSteve [sign in to see picture]
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    Lies the plural of anything with an s ends in an i

    thus peni

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    Lol, yep @WeeSteve is right! It's peni. xx

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    I thought it was peni as well :)

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    Hollifer [sign in to see picture]
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis ! :)

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    Wikipedia is the worst source of information, i shall not accept it, Peni it is!

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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/penes !! :L

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    pe·nis [pee-nis]
    noun, plural pe·nis·es, pe·nes  [-neez]

    Anatomy, Zoology .
    the male organ of copulation and, in mammals, of urinary excretion.

    No mention of peni at all.... I was also wondering on the words ending s becoming i ending words, what about circus? ;)

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    WeeSteve wrote:

    Wikipedia is the worst source of information, i shall not accept it, Peni it is!

    I love the word peni! I vote peni!

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    I'm glad to hear that it's not penne. Otherwise, I might never visit an Italian restaurant again.

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    MissTerryCleavage wrote:

    No mention of peni at all.... I was also wondering on the words ending s becoming i ending words, what about circus? ;)

    well you see

    cactis, cacti

    dice, die

    therefore i decided that anything with an s or c sound at the end becomes an i (dyslexic logic)

    so 1 circus 2 circi :P

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    WeeSteve wrote:

    MissTerryCleavage wrote:

    No mention of peni at all.... I was also wondering on the words ending s becoming i ending words, what about circus? ;)

    well you see

    cactis, cacti

    dice, die

    therefore i decided that anything with an s or c sound at the end becomes an i (dyslexic logic)

    so 1 circus 2 circi :P

    its cactus steve

    and these arnt regular

    helix helices

    sheep sheep

    house house

    mouse mice

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    Haha this is brill! Penes.

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    Well

    Just imagining a row of dangling bits I personally think the proper plural is

    Urrrrgggh.

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    It would be good to rationalise plurals in some cases - Hice mice and Men with ven for a start.

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    PinkPolkaDot wrote:

    I thought it was peni as well :)

    Same here

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    gunther wrote:

    WeeSteve wrote:

    MissTerryCleavage wrote:

    No mention of peni at all.... I was also wondering on the words ending s becoming i ending words, what about circus? ;)

    well you see

    cactis, cacti

    dice, die

    therefore i decided that anything with an s or c sound at the end becomes an i (dyslexic logic)

    so 1 circus 2 circi :P

    its cactus steve

    and these arnt regular

    helix helices

    sheep sheep

    house house

    mouse mice

    House isn't plural, it's Houses. And I think Helices can also be Helixes.

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    Sound like pasta to me.

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    PinkPolkaDot [sign in to see picture]
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    I just did a little research and it is in fact penes or penises. You learn something new everyday, huh?

    I didn't think anyone was arguing. There are obviously other words you can use but it's still a good thing to know. Overcomplexity? English is one of the easiest languages out there lol

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    In Latin, "penis" is a third declension noun; the plural is "penes", definitely not "peni". In English, I would definitely use "penises".

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