Tuesday, November 23, 2010

IN NUMBERS

Platypi, Platypodes, Platypuses? Rubbish! The plural form of "Platypus" is "VERMIN" #Factless than a minute ago via HootSuite



Some people still seem a little confused about the plural forms and mass nouns used with certain animals. But it's quite simple, really. Here's a brief list:

(Singular)
(Plural/variant)
(Mass Noun)

Bandicoot
Bandicoots
A Rubbish of Bandicoots

Dingo
Dingoes/Dingos
A Crack Den of Dingoes

Echidna
Pederasts
A Gang of Pederasts

Kangaroo
Kangaroos
A Smuggling Ring of Kangaroos

Koala
Koalas
A Mob of Croc-Wearing, Doped-Up Koalas out Looking for Trouble*
*N.B., phrase may be abbreviated to "filth" when necessary.

Numbat
Numbats
A Mafia of Numbats

Pademelon
Pademelons
A Mistake of Pademelons

Platypus
Vermin
A Pack of Vermin

Possum
Possums
A Crime Wave of Possums

Wallaby
Wallabies/Wallabys
A Salvation of Wallabies

Wombat
Wombats
A Dole of Wombats

Any questions?

5 comments:

ernmalleyscat said...

I've seen you 'salvation' wallabies hanging around street corners banging your timbrels and shoving your donation boxes in the faces of passers-by.
How much gets to the real needy?

archiearchive said...

So we can tell Koala filth from honest Drop Bears by the uniforms.

Racist Wallaby said...

@ernmalleyscat: We are all needy, aren't we? But I'm sure the Wallabies you're referring to put the money toward good works.

@archiearchive: The uniforms, sure, but mostly by the smell.

Happy Bunny Fun Time said...

Yes, I have a question: What are the Wallabies saving us from? OMG, they're not Mormons are they? THAT explains the bicycle helmets, polyester white shirts and neat black ties. It all makes sense now.

Racist Wallaby said...

Fortunately for both of us, they're only out to save people who deserve it. Judging by your comment, it's not something that you should worry about too much.