– A disagreeable sound: discord of sounds


– Egyptian geese sitting on top of the neighbour’s *roof at the crack of dawn, honking their lungs out in a territorial dispute


post script: I have to add a little footnote here. Apparently the correct plural of roof is roofs, not rooves. I grew up with rooves, which they say in the link is an old secondary form, not common enough to be considered standard. (How old do they think I am??)

One commentator says, “Rooves will always be standard to me! Who’s the idiot who misspelled it in the first place?” Which I have to agree with.

But after the spelling queries on my post about my dogs eating hooves, I’m not going to write rooves here. Nor can I bring myself to misspell it as roofs. So, the geese can all sit on one roof. Problem solved!


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  3. faburlifekhloe

    Very interesting post! Speaking English as a second language especially I always run out of English words…I find your blog a great place for me to learn English 🙂 Thank you teacher Sci! ❤

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  4. Ady

    I never thought about it , actually I never thought if roof can have a plural ! 😉 I might have replaced (roofs) with rooftops 😀 We speak so difficult words in English and still we are sometimes boggled by roofs, mong**se*, I am not sure now ! 😀

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I know what you mean 🙂 I think because English words come from many different languages – Greek, Latin etc – that you get the different endings. Not an easy language, even for the natives! 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      oic – so you are a soft, slightly leavened flatbread, baked from wheat flour? Makes perfect sense. 😉
      PS hahaha Would you like to sit on the neighbour’s roof and join in tomorrow morning? Tho Quiall has suggested I shoot them and eat them!! 🙂


      1. scifihammy Post author

        Noise bylaws only apply to people – oh and dogs, who are only allowed to bark for 6 minutes in every hour!! Seriously – this is a law!!


  5. pensitivity101

    Old joke:
    A young boy was writing to his grandad to let him know what he wanted for his birthday.
    He asked his Mum if the plural of mongoose was mongeese or mongooses.
    When asked why he wanted to know, he explained he wanted a pair so that they didn’t get lonely.
    As she didn’t know, she suggested he ask for something else.
    The boy thought for a few moments, then wrote:
    ‘Dear Grampy,
    Please could I have a mongoose for my birthday. On second thoughts, make that two.
    Thank you,

    Always had confusion with the roofs and hooves principle!! 🙂

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