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plural of bogey - snot not goblin, golf or train

(14 Posts)
indignatio Sun 27-Sep-09 19:58:59

Please advise - parents unwilling to steer small child in an incorrect direction - but cannot agree on correct spelling.

whomovedmychocolate Sun 27-Sep-09 20:02:09

Bogies of course. hmm

indignatio Sun 27-Sep-09 20:06:51

monkey ? donkey ? Honey... ?

Habbibu Sun 27-Sep-09 20:07:38

Hmm. Well, it could be a count or mass noun, surely? Though prob one from each nostril would require a plural.

ChunkyKitKat Sun 27-Sep-09 20:13:20

Bogeys? Bogies?

I agree with Whomovedmychocolate, it is bogies.

whomovedmychocolate Sun 27-Sep-09 20:18:59

Actually I think it's bogeys too now.

Of course 'snot' is both singular and plural and easier to spell grin

indignatio Sun 27-Sep-09 20:32:18

The plural of bogey is now in the sentence - I'm sure other peoples childrenn would have come up with a nicer sentence for "unpick", but my child didn't - so I still vote for bogeys

indignatio Mon 28-Sep-09 09:22:43

Shameless bump

mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 09:28:32



MrsBadger Mon 28-Sep-09 09:39:13

it's a count noun
the mass noun in this situation is 'snot'

they are not interchangeable though

I go for bogeys, (like monkeys, not like hankies)

Pyrocanthus Sat 03-Oct-09 19:54:02

I think I'd go for bogeys, as it were, but I suspect I've never written it down before...

RealityBites Sat 03-Oct-09 20:02:43

Message withdrawn

tearinghairout Mon 05-Oct-09 15:54:04

No, bogeys sounds like trains, off in the USA or somewhere. It's bogies. Isn't it?

But I do like mmrsceptic's Bogi. As in Magi.

notunique Fri 09-Oct-09 20:58:55

Why would you ever need to use the plural of bogey? If following the English language logic, then it would be as Indinatio and WMMC said.

However, I think it would be like trying to find the plural of sand or water.

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