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Random thought [May. 31st, 2005|12:20 am]
[mood |cheerfulbizarre]
[music |The Killers - Andy You're a Star]

I was thinking:

Some brandnames become nouns in their own right. The brand name becomes so insiduous that that name IS the name of that generic type of object. Take Hoover, or Sellotape. We use those terms not "Vacuum cleaner" or "Sticky back plastic" - not unless you're on Blue Peter.

Durex is becoming one of those brands. Of course condom is still a word, but Durex is fast becoming a word that people will use.

So, my query is: What's the plural of Durex?


20,000 answers on the head of a pin please.

[User Picture]From: apocalypskorch
2005-05-31 02:35 pm (UTC)
Durexii? That's something I never really gave much thought to. Most people are saying Durexes, so that'll become the norm.
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[User Picture]From: nanocreturns
2005-05-31 04:42 pm (UTC)

Responsive Musings

Well, if it were Latin, which it's not, the plural would be durices. The problem is not so much an abundance of durices, but a dearth of them which is to be dreaded 'for a hundred million reasons,' not least of which is the development of foetuses, which quickly develope into full grown sprogs leading to a radical redefinition of social matrices, and even the possibility of matrimony, all of which entails a serious reduction of free time and disposable income for both parties involved!

Although many would say that this particular symptom of hypoduricitis is an antequated social phenomenon, it is nonetheless practiced in many areas, and is specifcally known as Matrimonium Artillitus, an institution closely resembling 'marriage by capture', but involving the ceremonial abduction of the groom by his bride's father, to be presented on the day of the wedding in the presence of the most renowned warriors of the bride's clan. This is commonly known as a 'shotgun wedding' in the vernacular.
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[User Picture]From: nycelle
2005-05-31 10:12 pm (UTC)
I vote Dureii.
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[User Picture]From: thisisjustmenow
2005-05-31 10:44 pm (UTC)
I vote ye're all mad, especially YOU nanocreturns!!!!!!
What the hell are you on??!! I mean I've heard you ramble a fair few times, but this is just madness. Shot gun weddings? I doubt the abduction is in any way ceremonial, unless they ceremoniously beat the shit out of him!!!!!!!!!!

You're weird, but i love you anyway.

All of ye are mad eejits. And i think the plural of durex is durex
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