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Grammar 911: Wallpaper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by westcoastvol, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    What is the plural of wallpaper?

    "Wallpaper" or "wallpapers?"

    Thx in advance for the synapses...
  2. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I believe it's either wallpapii or geese.

    Sorry, no clue.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this helps, bit I don't think there is such a thing as a plural for wallpaper. A room is done in wallpaper. Wallpaper is done in strips or sheets. Much like loose leaf paper in a binder. It is paper. They are sheets of paper.
  4. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    I didn't know you could pluralize wallpaper. What's the context?
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent question.
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    If you're talking about the stuff on walls: No plural.

    If you're talking about the background on your computer desktop: You can pluralize it.
  7. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Contextually, as in the name of a business, like "Wallpapers by Lenny" or "Wallpaper by Lenny."
  8. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    In that case, Doc is right.
  9. Bruce Leroy

    Bruce Leroy Active Member

    I'd just change it to this to write around the problem: "Lenny's: We Paper Yo Walls."
  10. joe

    joe Active Member

    Deer, singluar.
    Deer, plural.

    Dear, something altogether different.
  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Did you just quote a 20-year-old Fred Savage movie?
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