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Dries or drys

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mirandasings Mon 12-Feb-18 21:09:39

I've tried googling but can't figure out if it's Blow Dries or Blow Drys.

I'm about to send something to print, so any clarification would be great. Thank you!

SueGeneris Mon 12-Feb-18 21:15:40

Depends on the context I would have thought.

If it's the plural of 'blow dry' as in 'cut and blow dry' on a hairdresser's price list, I would go with 'blow drys' (although it looks a bit odd, which would bother me and I would try to word it differently).

If it's 'the hairdresser blow dries many heads of hair a day' or used in that context, I would use -ies.

TheMathsTrainee Mon 12-Feb-18 21:17:47

Blow drys the noun

Blow dries the verb


TheMathsTrainee Mon 12-Feb-18 21:19:18

I had a similar discussion about dryer and drier at work.

It’s a hair dryer, but this towel is drier than the other towel.

BrutusMcDogface Mon 12-Feb-18 21:20:10

Blow dries, in every sense I would have thought? Though autocorrect isn't correcting "drys".....just looks really wrong to me! Hmm....

BrutusMcDogface Mon 12-Feb-18 21:22:29

None the wiser! grin

mirandasings Mon 12-Feb-18 22:50:26

Lol it's a hard one then. I feel less silly now!

It's going on a flyer to say what I do.

Nails, blow drys....etc

Drys looks odd to me too confused

TheMathsTrainee Mon 12-Feb-18 23:15:44

Blow drys! Is what you want on the flyer.

....or is it ‘flier’?


applesauce1 Mon 12-Feb-18 23:31:46

To make a word ending in y plural, you drop the y, add an i, add es.
1 baby- 2 babies
1 cherry- 2 cherries

So I assume:

1 blow dry- 2 blow dries

Exceptions- words ending in ey (monkeys).

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