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jancsika

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Plurals (again)
« on: April 18, 2021, 10:53:48 PM »
I couldn't help but notice that in last week's "yummiest" 7-by-many game, "titties" was marked as "rare" whereas in the "scarcity / sacristy" game, "titty" was marked as "common". Surely this must be one of those cases where the plural is more common than the singular, rather than the other way round  ;)

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Re: Plurals (again)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 08:29:16 PM »
Yes in the PRESENTING 10 letter game "gentries" was rare and GENTRY common.

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Re: Plurals (again)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2021, 10:49:07 PM »
Titties was added to the word list back in 2008. Previously it had been excluded because of the existence of a rare word, tittie. See my remarks here. At that time I raised the question of whether it should be common or rare, but I can't see any further discussion, so I don't know why I added it as a rare word. Probably it should be common.

I'm not so sure about gentries though.

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