Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 15:11:24 MST From: Tom Uharriet Subject: Plural Proper Nouns Fritz Juengling writes: > When I was in grade school, we learned the rule, > "drop the , add . For years, when I was studying > German, there were two "Germanies." Then about 5 years ago, > when the Germanies were reuniting, I saw nothing in the papers > except 'Germanys.' This violated everything I had ever > learned, both in English and German classes. Did that rule apply to proper nouns? In a room full of people named either Wendy or Terry, do we have . . . six Wendies and seven Terries or, six Wendy's and seven Terry's or, six Wendys and seven Terrys? Tom Uharriet utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]