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15th Jan '17 11:04:49 AM nombretomado
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* And just to make things confusing, there are edge cases when this trope is ''proper English''--primarily when you have a cluster of things, typically proper nouns, that already end in an S. If [[Franchise/StarTrek James T. Kirk]], Film/JamesBond, [[TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron James "Jimmy" Neutron]] and [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} James of Team Rocket]] were dining together, you could describe it as a table of Jameses. Likewise if you met the creator of the WalkyVerse webcomics and his wife, David and Maggie, you could say that you had met the Willises.

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* And just to make things confusing, there are edge cases when this trope is ''proper English''--primarily when you have a cluster of things, typically proper nouns, that already end in an S. If [[Franchise/StarTrek James T. Kirk]], Film/JamesBond, [[TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius James "Jimmy" Neutron]] and [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} James of Team Rocket]] were dining together, you could describe it as a table of Jameses. Likewise if you met the creator of the WalkyVerse webcomics and his wife, David and Maggie, you could say that you had met the Willises.
16th Dec '16 5:58:23 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Film/LoveActually'' there's a scene where Creator/ColinFirth has learned clumsy Portuguese so he can tell his housekeeper he's in love with her and ask her to marry him. She says, "Thank you, that will be nice," and then when he remarks that she learned English too, she says, "Just in cases."

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* In ''Film/LoveActually'' there's a scene where Creator/ColinFirth has learned clumsy Portuguese so he can tell his housekeeper he's in love with her and ask her to marry him. Frequently messing up the plural and singular tenses. She says, "Thank you, that will be nice," and then when he remarks that she learned English too, she says, "Just in cases."
7th Oct '16 8:42:55 AM StFan
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* [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Tsuruya]] tends to do this in fanworks, though her VerbalTic is a bit more complex.

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* [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Tsuruya]] ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': Tsuruya tends to do this in fanworks, though her VerbalTic is a bit more complex.

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* The infamous "JustForFun/BackstrokeOfTheWest" bootleg of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' gives us the subtitle "Send these troopseses only." It also gives us such words as "dreamses," "needses," "beened," "livinging," and the especially wonderful "politicseses."

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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The infamous "JustForFun/BackstrokeOfTheWest" bootleg of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' gives us the subtitle "Send these troopseses only." It also gives us such words as "dreamses," "needses," "beened," "livinging," and the especially wonderful "politicseses."




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* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' Gollum and Smeagols does this all the times, yes, filthy hobbitses, yes they doessssss...
** Played with in the Podcast/RiffTrax version of ''Return of the King'', wherein "the plural of 'hobbitses' is 'hobbitses'''es''' '"

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* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Gollum and Smeagols does this all the times, yes, filthy hobbitses, yes they doessssss...
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doessssss... Played with in the Podcast/RiffTrax version of ''Return of the King'', wherein "the plural of 'hobbitses' is 'hobbitses'''es''' '"



* Discussed and defied in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' novel "Death Masks". When Harry [[ItMakesSenseInContext needs to refer to more than one Elvis]], he explains that he will be using the [[CanisLatinicus faux Latin]] plural "Elvii" because using the correct English plural "Elvises" would make him sound like Gollum.
** Although technically, since "Elvis" ends in -is rather than -us, the Latin plural would technically be "Elves" (pronounced "elv-ease")... [[NoPronunciationGuide which doesn't work quite right when written down, due to being spelled the same as]] [[OurElvesAreBetter "elves"]]. Of course it's something of a RunningGag that Harry isn't very proficient in Latin anyway and probably wouldn't know that.

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* Discussed and defied in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' novel "Death Masks". When Harry [[ItMakesSenseInContext needs to refer to more than one Elvis]], he explains that he will be using the [[CanisLatinicus faux Latin]] plural "Elvii" because using the correct English plural "Elvises" would make him sound like Gollum.
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Gollum. Although technically, since "Elvis" ends in -is rather than -us, the Latin plural would technically be "Elves" (pronounced "elv-ease")... [[NoPronunciationGuide which doesn't work quite right when written down, due to being spelled the same as]] [[OurElvesAreBetter "elves"]]. Of course it's something of a RunningGag that Harry isn't very proficient in Latin anyway and probably wouldn't know that.

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* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrGRBso3_Lc "Shoe Shop"]] sketch in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has: [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord "I dislike the word 'brothel', Mr. Jowett. I prefer the word 'brothels'. Yes, this is a brothels."]]

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* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'':
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The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrGRBso3_Lc "Shoe Shop"]] sketch in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has: [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord "I dislike the word 'brothel', Mr. Jowett. I prefer the word 'brothels'. Yes, this is a brothels."]]



* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'': In one of the school episodes, El Chavo, Quico and La Chilindrina are taking an extraordinary exam as their final chance to pass their year, with Don Ramón and Doña Florinda as witnesses. At one point, Don Ramón says "papaces y mamaces", as opposed to "papás y mamás", which Profesor Jirafales points as the right way to say it. Don Ramón then replies: "But I said it without abbreviations".

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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'': In one of the school episodes, El Chavo, Quico and La Chilindrina are taking an extraordinary exam as their final chance to pass their year, with Don Ramón and Doña Florinda as witnesses. At one point, Don Ramón says "papaces y mamaces", as opposed to "papás y mamás", which Profesor Jirafales points as the right way to say it. Don Ramón then replies: "But I said it without abbreviations".

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* Ted Sheckler, a very strange fellow voiced by Jim Norton on OpieAndAnthony, frequently talks about ghosts-ts-ts-s's, breasts-ts-ts-s's, and other things.

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* Some renditions of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Ork]] {{Funetik Aksent}}s use this.

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* Ted Sheckler, a very strange fellow voiced by Jim Norton on OpieAndAnthony, ''Radio/OpieAndAnthony'', frequently talks about ghosts-ts-ts-s's, breasts-ts-ts-s's, and other things.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Some renditions of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Ork]] Ork {{Funetik Aksent}}s use this.

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* In the subtitles, all the Gamorreans [pig people] in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' use this trope in their speech.

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* In the subtitles, all the Gamorreans [pig people] in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' use this trope in their speech.



** Trulies.



* This happens on occasion in ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'' due to the TranslationTrainWreck nature of the game and its many misspellings. The most common mistake is refering to plural Pokemon as ELFS.
** "THE MONKS IS PRACTICING BUDDHISM."
** THE MISSLE BOMB MADE USE OF MONSTERS TO DO EVILS."
* ''VideoGame/{{Faxanadu}}'s'' "You do not have enough golds"
* "Let me show you my [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokemons]] (or Pokeymans)". Non-fans or casual fans often don't realize that both the franchise name and the names of individual Pokémon don't get an S on the end; singular and plural are the same. Turned into a MemeticMutation eventually.

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* This happens on occasion in ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'' due to the TranslationTrainWreck nature of the game and its many misspellings. The most common mistake is refering to plural Pokemon as ELFS.
''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** "THE MONKS IS PRACTICING BUDDHISM."
** THE MISSLE BOMB MADE USE OF MONSTERS TO DO EVILS."
* ''VideoGame/{{Faxanadu}}'s'' "You do not have enough golds"
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"Let me show you my [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokemons]] Pokémons (or Pokeymans)". Non-fans or casual fans often don't realize that both the franchise name and the names of individual Pokémon don't get an S on the end; singular and plural are the same. Turned into a MemeticMutation eventually.eventually.
** This happens on occasion in ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'' due to the TranslationTrainWreck nature of the game and its many misspellings. The most common mistake is referring to plural Pokémon as ELFS.
*** "THE MONKS IS PRACTICING BUDDHISM."
*** THE MISSLE BOMB MADE USE OF MONSTERS TO DO EVILS."
* ''VideoGame/{{Faxanadu}}''[='s=] "You do not have enough golds"




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* This trope and an inversion of it are both [[RunningGag running gag]]s in Franchise/HomestarRunner. One example, from [[ChristmasSpecial A Decemberween Pageant]], is the phrase "fifty bag of golds."

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* Selkie from ''{{Selkie}}'' has this, though given her physiology, it's not surprising.
* Everyone speaks like this in Webcomic/{{Educomix}}, [[DadaComics for good reason]].
--> '''Jessica:''' [[SoapboxSadie Guns is not good for the ecos.]]

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* This trope and an inversion of it are both [[RunningGag running gag]]s in Franchise/HomestarRunner.''Franchise/HomestarRunner''. One example, from [[ChristmasSpecial A Decemberween Pageant]], is the phrase "fifty bag of golds."

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* Selkie from ''{{Selkie}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}'' has this, though given her physiology, it's not surprising.
* Everyone speaks like this in Webcomic/{{Educomix}}, ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}'', [[DadaComics for good reason]].
--> '''Jessica:''' -->'''Jessica:''' [[SoapboxSadie Guns is not good for the ecos.]]




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* Sal in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' does this to emphasise his lower-classness. Sometimes [[InvertedTrope he does the opposite]]:
-->''Whoas! Cripe!''

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* Sal in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' does this to emphasise emphasize his lower-classness. Sometimes [[InvertedTrope he does the opposite]]:
-->''Whoas! Cripe!''-->'''Sal:''' Whoas! Cripe!



* According to [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Pinkie Pie]], the plural of "pegasus" is "pegasusususes", but apart from that, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' averts this trope well by consistently using the correct plural "pegasi".
** Although technically "pegasi" is still wrong, since "pegasus" is derived from Greek rather than Latin and would therefore be properly pluralized as "pegasoi". And if you're ''really'' pedantic, "Pegasus" ''has no correct plural'', [[SadlyMythtaken as it is the proper name of an individual winged horse and not the species as a whole]].
* In older episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer usually addresses the Flanders family as the Flandereses
* Ralphs T. Guards froms ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' was horribles abouts dis tropes- and so was his wife. No word was safe from being pluralized around these two...ses. [[HerrDoktor Doctor]] Scratchansniff would doos it every now and then, but nowhere to the extent of the Guards.
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' villain, The Learnerer had this as a verbal tic, doubling all his suffixeses. At first he did it on accident, but intentionally made it his thing upon realizing the poor grammar was driving Wordgirl nuts.

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* According to [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Pinkie Pie]], the plural of "pegasus" is "pegasusususes", but apart from that, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' averts this trope well by consistently using the correct plural "pegasi".
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"pegasi". Although technically "pegasi" is still wrong, since "pegasus" is derived from Greek rather than Latin and would therefore be properly pluralized as "pegasoi". And if you're ''really'' pedantic, "Pegasus" ''has no correct plural'', [[SadlyMythtaken as it is the proper name of an individual winged horse and not the species as a whole]].
* In older episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer usually addresses the Flanders family as the Flandereses
Flandereses.
* Ralphs T. Guards froms ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' was is horribles abouts dis tropes- tropes -- and so was is his wife. No word was is safe from being pluralized around these two...ses. [[HerrDoktor Doctor]] Scratchansniff would doos it every now and then, but nowhere to the extent of the Guards.
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' villain, villain The Learnerer had has this as a verbal tic, doubling all his suffixeses. At first he did it on accident, but intentionally made makes it his thing upon realizing the poor grammar was driving Wordgirl nuts.

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1st Oct '16 12:34:32 PM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'': In one of the school episodes, El Chavo, Quico and La Chilindrina are taking an extraordinary exam as their final chance to pass their year, with Don Ramón and Doña Florinda as witnesses. At one point, Don Ramón says "papaces y mamaces", as opposed to "papás y mamás", which Profesor Jirafales points as the right way to say it. Don Ramón then replies: "But I said it without abbreviations".
11th Sep '16 4:47:18 PM rjd1922
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* The infamous "[[TranslationTrainWreck Backstroke of the West]]" bootleg of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' gives us the subtitle "Send these troopseses only." It also gives us such words as "dreamses," "needses," "beened," "livinging," and the especially wonderful "politicseses."

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* The infamous "[[TranslationTrainWreck Backstroke of the West]]" "JustForFun/BackstrokeOfTheWest" bootleg of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' gives us the subtitle "Send these troopseses only." It also gives us such words as "dreamses," "needses," "beened," "livinging," and the especially wonderful "politicseses."



* Kenny Mayne will do this on SportsCenter with the word 'assist', e.g. "Rose with 24 points and 9 assistises."

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* Kenny Mayne will do this on SportsCenter Series/SportsCenter with the word 'assist', e.g. "Rose with 24 points and 9 assistises."
6th Sep '16 6:48:42 PM WillKeaton
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** In modern Hebrew: a single [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Börek Börek]] (a type of pastry from the Balkans) is known in Israel as a "Bourekas", which is in fact the plural form of the original word. So the plural form of Bourekas in Hebrew is "Bourekas''im''", with "im" being the (normally) male plural suffix; the same occurs with "jeansim" and "chipsim". For a female plural example: The Hebrew plural for a single "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empanada Empanadas]]" is "Empanad''ot''".

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** In modern Hebrew: a single [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Börek Börek]] (a type of pastry from the Balkans) is known in Israel as a "Bourekas", which is in fact the plural form of the original word. So the plural form of Bourekas in Hebrew is "Bourekas''im''", with "im" being the (normally) male plural suffix; the same occurs with "jeansim" and "chipsim". For a female plural example: The Hebrew plural for a single "[[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empanada Empanadas]]" "Empanadas"]] is "Empanad''ot''".
6th Sep '16 6:48:20 PM WillKeaton
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* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrGRBso3_Lc Shoe Shop]]" sketch in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has: "[[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord I dislike the word 'brothel', Mr. Jowett.]] I prefer the word 'brothels'. Yes, this is a brothels."

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* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrGRBso3_Lc Shoe Shop]]" "Shoe Shop"]] sketch in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has: "[[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord I [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord "I dislike the word 'brothel', Mr. Jowett.]] I prefer the word 'brothels'. Yes, this is a brothels.""]]
24th May '16 1:51:00 PM BrokenEye
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* Gene Kelly's "Moses Supposes" plays this trope straight with the refrain of "Moses supposes his toeses are roses", and then inverts it with "A Mose is a Mose is a Mose".

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* Gene Kelly's "Moses Supposes" plays this trope straight with the refrain of "Moses "''Moses supposes his toeses are roses", roses''", and then inverts it with "A "''A Mose is a Mose is a Mose".
Mose''".
24th May '16 1:50:22 PM BrokenEye
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* Gene Kelly's "Moses Supposes" plays this trope straight with the refrain of "Moses supposes his toeses are roses", and then inverts it with "A Mose is a Mose is a Mose".
20th Apr '16 12:47:45 AM Diask
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A [[SubTrope Subs Tropes]] of [[YouNoTakeCandle You No Take Candles]]. Compares [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives Confusings Multiples Negativeses]]. Not to be confused with loanwordses that have several possible pluralses such that [[PerplexingPlurals one does not know which one is right]] (Latin-ish words, etc.).

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A [[SubTrope Subs Tropes]] of [[YouNoTakeCandle You {{You No Take Candles]].Candle}}s. Compares [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives Confusings Multiples Negativeses]]. Not to be confused with loanwordses that have several possible pluralses such that [[PerplexingPlurals one does not know which one is right]] (Latin-ish words, etc.).






* [[NoIndoorVoice "MONTY...PYTHON'S...FLYING...CIRCUSeses!"]]

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', or rather [[NoIndoorVoice "MONTY...PYTHON'S...FLYING...CIRCUSeses!"]]



* Some fanworks have [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Marisa Kirisame's]] "-ze" VerbalTic as a sort of "-s" sound at the end, so "Reimu, ze" becomes "Reimus", and so on.

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* Some ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanworks have [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Marisa Kirisame's]] Kirisame's "-ze" VerbalTic as a sort of "-s" sound at the end, so "Reimu, ze" becomes "Reimus", and so on.



* In ''BillyVsSnakeman'', Haus repeatedly refers to the things you scavenge from the Wasteland as "stuffs".

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* In ''BillyVsSnakeman'', ''VideoGame/BillyVsSnakeman'', Haus repeatedly refers to the things you scavenge from the Wasteland as "stuffs".




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* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/1429/ #1429]], a character uses "data" (plural form of ''datum'') as a singular except when referring to a ''Star Trek'' character.


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** The Polish language took several plurals like "chips" (thinly sliced potatoes), "Eskimoes", "bamboos" or "crackers" (the edible stuff) and adopted them as singulars. You can even hear people talking ''Transformerses'' or ''Star Warses'', even though the latter title is easy to translate (not to mention that the films do so, but the merch doesn't).
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