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There is a lovely church based coffee morning near me called Little Fishes.Why is it not Little Fish??
I live near a shop called Sofa's, Bed's & Mattresse'sTHAT is mind blowing!
This very topic came up with my partner this morning! I recall seeing "fishes" when I was younger and reading American fishkeeping magazines so can only assume that it came over from there.Feels good to blame American English for this but I may be wrong
When you can (more or less) count them, they are fishes. When they are more generic, or dead they are fish. So, all the fish in the sea, or the fish on my plate...<resists urge to come over all James Bolam and sing "on my little dishy">Am guessing these "fishes" are on a logo? Or a children's playgroup thingy? <ahem> <<<always wanted to do that.
Both have their usesOr is it 'either'?
So, the coffee morning referred to many different species of little fishes, not just a number of the same fish
Fishes is often used when talking about more than one species.There's also the expression 'sleep with the fishes'.
Yes, and loaves and fishesJust suddenly wondered where the extra 'es' came from...
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