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Dries or drys

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mirandasings · 12/02/2018 21:09

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!

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SueGeneris · 12/02/2018 21:15

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 · 12/02/2018 21:17

Blow drys the noun

Blow dries the verb


TheMathsTrainee · 12/02/2018 21:19

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 · 12/02/2018 21:20

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

BrutusMcDogface · 12/02/2018 21:22

None the wiser! Grin

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mirandasings · 12/02/2018 22:50

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

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TheMathsTrainee · 12/02/2018 23:15

Blow drys! Is what you want on the flyer.

....or is it ‘flier’?


applesauce1 · 12/02/2018 23:31

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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