Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Sickoes...

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 215
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Sickoes...

    What does the "sickoes" mean? Is it a plural word?

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Sickoes...

    Kerim, I found this entry in an on-line dictionary:

    sicko (noun) Slang pl. sickos
    A deranged, psychotic, or morbidly obsessed person.
    (dictionary.com)

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 215
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Sickoes...

    But Dictionary.com says "its plural is the sickos", not sickoes.

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Sickoes...

    Right. They are variants.

    Nouns ending in o preceded by a vowel form their plurals by adding -s to the singular: cameo, cameos; duo, duos; studio, studios; zoo, zoos.

    Most nouns ending in o preceded by a consonant also usually add -s to form the plural: alto, altos; casino, casinos; ego, egos; Latino, Latinos; memo, memos; neutrino, neutrinos; poncho, ponchos; silo, silos. However, some nouns ending in o preceded by a consonant add -es: echo, echoes; hero, heroes; jingo, jingoes; no, noes; potato, potatoes; tomato, tomatoes. Some nouns ending in o preceded by a consonant have two plural forms (the preferred form is given first): buffaloes or buffalos; cargoes or cargos; desperadoes or desperados; halos or haloes; mosquitoes or mosquitos; zeros or zeroes. (The American Heritage Book of English Usage)

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 215
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Sickoes...

    Thanks...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •