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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    They taste good too
    Indeed. My bro was not just keeping them for his health lol

    As for plural of sheep, it's sheep in English. Although in middle German it was sheepe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    I'm not so sure.

    As I said, if it's his name then the plural could properly be Sheeps.
    For example a room full of people called John Smith would be a room full of John Smiths
    Following that logic a field full of sheep called Shaun would be a field full of Shauns
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Good grief, Marco's parties must be a riot with 20 sheep attending.

    Hate to think of clearing up in the morning.
    Apparently the highlight of his parties are the "Shorn the sheep show". They clean up afterwards using the discarded wool.

    Don't know what he does to them, but his guests always look a bit sheepish next morning
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    This is a daft discussion - if there were lots of sheep called Shaun then you wouldn’t even say Shaun the Sheep because nobody would know which one you were on about. The name only came into use because obviously there is, and can only be, one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Co View Post
    This is a daft discussion - if there were lots of sheep called Shaun then you wouldn’t even say Shaun the Sheep because nobody would know which one you were on about. The name only came into use because obviously there is, and can only be, one.
    Reminds me of the joke about the single mum who had many children with the same first name. When asked how she distinguishes between them she said "I use their surname of course."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Here's a tricky one, maybe.

    The Ardman animation character Shaun the Sheep, if there are lots of them is it Shaun the Sheep or Shaun the Sheeps?

    Obviously sheep is plural but if Shaun the Sheep is his name would Sheeps be correct?


    Obviously the plural of 'Shaun the Sheep' is 'Shauns the Sheep'.

    Singular: Shaun
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    What is the plural of 'Bob the Builder', or say Richard the Lionheart?
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    Bobs the builder? Etc pluralism the noun not the adjective
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    John the baptist is interesting. No idea but would go with baptists'john
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