• did anyone know a plural for penis is penes?

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    Hampshire Hogg [sign in to see picture]
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    As I have only the one, I don't see the need to use the plural, so I don't see what the fuss is about.

    However if I was to talk about more that one I think I would use penises, but I did not have a university education.

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    Ork wrote:

    How about we just say dick's rather than argue over what is clearly meant to be penises lol, stuff the English language and it's over complexity I say.

    lol I prefer cocks

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    AliMc wrote:

    and these arnt regular

    helix helices

    sheep sheep

    house houses

    mouse mice

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

    LOL spotted my typo then

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    I think Peni would be greek, and penes would be Latin. Or something like that. I'm sure I remember being told something like this many years ago.

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    gunther wrote:

    AliMc wrote:

    and these arnt regular

    helix helices

    sheep sheep

    house houses

    mouse mice

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

    LOL spotted my typo then (house) as below helices and helixes are both valid I was taught helices and matrices cos the others sound crap

    he·lix (hlks)

    n. pl. he·lix·es or hel·i·ces (hl-sz, hl-) 1. Mathematics A three-dimensional curve that lies on a cylinder or cone, so that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant. 2. A spiral form or structure. 3. Anatomy The folded rim of skin and cartilage around most of the outer ear. 4. Architecture A volute on a Corinthian or Ionic capital.

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    I actually thought that the plural of penis was Manchester United.

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    Juan [sign in to see picture]
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    The plural for more than one penis? Its "Bankers..." isn't it?

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    The collective noun for penis is a parliament

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    I'm glad I only have one, so I don't have to worry what to call it.

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