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Let's settle this once and for all!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dooley_womack1, Aug 11, 2006.


What should be the official sj.com plural of clitoris?

Poll closed Aug 13, 2006.
  1. clitorides

  2. clitorises

  3. clitorii

  4. clits

  1. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    This has been a hot-button topic on the board. Zeke says some college dictionary had it as clitorides, and a couple of entries in dictionary.com support that. Clitorises is the first entry listed in my dictionary at work. Clitorii seems intuitive to some, but really isn't, in the sense that clitoris is not like focus or locus, which are pluralized by losing the "us" and adding "i" And due to a few squeaky wheels, "clits" comes in as a late entry. No, I'm not adding "little men in the canoe."

    So which is it? Our stylebook awaits a ruling. I would opt for clitorises, since I don't want such a nice thing sounding like chloride.
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Love buttons.
  4. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    heh heh, "hot button topic" heh heh
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I knew you'd catch that.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why don't we behave like men and just ignore it.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Clitoride sounds like some sort of sex toy, likely invented in Japan.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I prefer the term "little man in the canoe."

    Therefore, I support the unlisted entry "little men in the canoes." :p
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Classic ...
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    What do you call it, Flash? I'm dying to know.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    No pictures. No pictures, please.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Grand Central Station

    Sorry, I'm kidding. Just couldn't resist a softball.
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