|Adult Killdeer with two chicks|
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Is It 3 Killdeer or 3 Killdeers?
Yesterday I found an adult Killdeer with two young ones. When preparing to write about these birds, I was faced with the question: What is the plural of Killdeer? Is it Killdeer or is it Killdeers? The question is similar to the problem of the plural for computer mouse. I think most people resolved this problem by saying, "computer mouses," leaving the word mice dedicated solely to rodents. I decided not to look up what the experts might have to say about the plural of Killdeer. I think I am just going to decide for myself. And I say the plural should be Killdeers. There you go. Do you agree or disagree?