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Author: applefoot Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 13999  
Subject: You know when you......? Date: 7/22/2009 8:41 PM
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You know when you see a word written down and it just seems wrong somehow... what do you do? Ask the question on this board of course and let all your buddies here worry about it instead of you. <grin>

I found the word (or should that be name) in a recent online edition of Wired magazine. You will certainly have heard of the Apple iPod but have you heard of the Apple iPod Touch? A very nice bit of kit BTW... but I digress.

It is pretty straightforward to refer to more than one iPod as "iPods" of course but how do you refer to more than one iPod Touch?

"Wired" handled it like this...

"Rumours have swirled about Apple putting together a new version of the iPod Touch with a camera and microphone,..... If iPod Touches with cameras and microphones go on sale “in two to three months,” as our source expects them to..."

See what I mean? Now logically this would seem to be correct... but hell!...it just don't sound right to me.

Anyone got any ideas on how else you might refer to more than one "Touch"? Or do I have to live with the Wired version and just get a life?

Jon
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Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/22/2009 10:04 PM
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"Rumours have swirled about Apple putting together a new version of the iPod Touch with a camera and microphone,..... If iPod Touches with cameras and microphones go on sale “in two to three months,” as our source expects them to..."

See what I mean? Now logically this would seem to be correct... but hell!...it just don't sound right to me.

Anyone got any ideas on how else you might refer to more than one "Touch"? Or do I have to live with the Wired version and just get a life?


Wired usually has a pretty consistent and thoughtful stylebook. It was a big deal, for instance, a while back when they switched from "the Internet" to "the internet."

That said, I suppose a case could be made for "iPods Touch." There are precedents for that type of construction.

Still, I'd have been tempted to write: "If the iPod Touch with a camera and microphone goes on sale in three months..."

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Author: warrl Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9681 of 13999
Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/23/2009 4:41 PM
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Well, the IPod Touch is an IPhone without the phone, right?

So that would make it an I.

And if there are several of them, they are I's.

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Author: sheila727 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9682 of 13999
Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/23/2009 6:17 PM
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So that would make it an I.

And if there are several of them, they are I's.



And THAT means that the I's have it!


sheila

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Author: YogiBuzz One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9683 of 13999
Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/23/2009 8:09 PM
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Maybe more than one would be an iPod Grope.

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Author: tedhimself Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9688 of 13999
Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/24/2009 2:31 PM
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Well, the IPod Touch is an IPhone without the phone, right?

So that would make it an I.


No, that would make it an i

iPhone and iPod are spelled with a little "i" according to Apple.
Ted

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Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/24/2009 5:09 PM
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I don't have any problem with it.

If you have more than one iPod Touch they are iPod Touches.
If you have more than one Ford Escort they are Ford Escorts.
If you have more than one Cabbage Patch Baby they are Cabbage Patch Babies.

The model gets the plural ending, not the manufacturer or the make. That's standard. And the plural of "touch" is "touches" so that part is correct also.

Though I still don't know what the plural of a computer mouse is. "Mice" never sounds right.


Frydaze1

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Author: applefoot Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9690 of 13999
Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/24/2009 7:34 PM
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Thanks all.... but I have finally got it now.

They must be of course.... iPod Touchies.

Yeh! I can live with that. <grin>

Jon

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Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/25/2009 12:31 AM
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"Though I still don't know what the plural of a computer mouse is. "

Pointing devices.

~aj

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Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/25/2009 1:35 AM
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To the Zoo Supply Company:

Will you please send us two mooses. Sorry, that should be two mooserii, or is it meeces?

Aw, the heck with it. Send us a moose and, while you’re at it, also send another one.

Sincerely,

Zookeeper.

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Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/25/2009 2:05 PM
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"the IPod Touch is an IPhone without the phone, right?"

Right... but what would a Pod be without an "i"?

http://averagjoe.com/0725f1

~aj

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Subject: Re: You know when you......? Date: 7/26/2009 12:49 PM
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Right... but what would a Pod be without an "i"?

http://www.horrorphile.net/images/invasion-of-the-body-snatc...

It's not an i-pod yet, but it will be if I fall asleep.

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