From: MRAB on 8 Jun 2010 19:15
Mark Young wrote:
> According to the Oxford Dictionary:
> *fish** noun <http://www.oup.com/oald-bin/#fish_noun>**, **verb
> <http://www.oup.com/oald-bin/#fish_verb>*noun *(**pl.**fish** or
> **fishes**)*Fish is the usual plural form. The older form, fishes, can
> be used to refer to different kinds of fish...
> However, I would correct anyone that ever used "fishes".
There's the phrase "sleep with the fishes", used by mobsters (in films,
at least). Would you correct such a person? :-)
From: Gregory Ewing on 9 Jun 2010 04:19
> I ate
> three fishes just sounds wrong to me. What's the plural of sheep
> Stephen :-D
It's sheepses, isn't it? Am I missing something?
From: geremy condra on 9 Jun 2010 04:51
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 1:19 AM, Gregory Ewing
> rantingrick wrote:
>> I ate
>> three fishes just sounds wrong to me. What's the plural of sheep
>> Stephen :-D
> It's sheepses, isn't it? Am I missing something?
Shyp. Pronounced the same way, just spelled differently.