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#1
Pit! I request you assistance!
I am going to appeal to the Miriam-Webster dictionary to change the plural of cheese.
My alternate plural is as follows: cheesen.
WHY??
Well, the word cheeses works well if your talking about multiple types of cheese, for example: "I have four cheeses: Romano, pepperjack, Swiss, and Colby."
However, if we're just talking about multiple quantities of one type or a non-specific type cheese, the phrase "I have four cheeses." is inaccurate and misleading.
To clarify any confusion, the word cheesen is proposed. "I have four cheesen." eliminates any confusion, and clarifies that it is the quantity of the cheese that is being discussed, rather than the type.
To make it clear, incorrect usage would be, for example: "I have four blocks of cheesen."
Why, you ask?
Well, it's a double plural. Cheesen on its own is enough, the word "blocks" is redundant.

So, Pit, will you support my e-petition to have this word made official?
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#2
Vegan here. Screw you and your animal oppression.

EDIT: That said, I do hate progress.
#4
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Vegan here. Screw you and your animal oppression.

This is a linguistics issue, not a dietary or ethical issue.
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#6
Cheesen sounds like a verb to become cheese. No.
Not sure if a sig is a necessity.
#7
I have four slices of cheddar cheese
I have some blue cheese in the fridge

It's unnecessary.
#8
I'm pretty sure you would need some type of measure word for any of those to make sense.
Example:

"I have four types of cheese" as opposed to "I have four cheese"
and
"I have four blocks/cubes/slices of cheese" as opposed to "I have four cheese.....n...."

?
#12
Unnecessary. Cheese doesn't come in discrete numbers. "I have x ounces of cheese" or "I have four slices of cheese" "I have two blocks of cheese"

Shit petition. Would not sign.
#13
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I'm pretty sure you would need some type of measure word for any of those to make sense.
Example:

"I have four types of cheese" as opposed to "I have four cheese"
and
"I have four blocks/cubes/slices of cheese" as opposed to "I have four cheese.....n...."

?

It would be:
I have four block cheesen.
I have four cube cheesen.
I have four slice cheesen.
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#14
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Unnecessary. Cheese doesn't come in discrete numbers. "I have x ounces of cheese" or "I have four slices of cheese" "I have two blocks of cheese"

Shit petition. Would not sign.

See my last post.
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#15
But that's just changing a word for the sake of changing a word, and it doesn't accomplish anything.

Like this thread.
#16
I could have sworn that you made this thread before.
The content of this signature is pretty much irrelevant
#18
I have four blocks of cheese
I have four wheels of cheese

You're welcome
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#19
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But that's just changing a word for the sake of changing a word, and it doesn't accomplish anything.

Like this thread.

No, it is to make our language more sensible and conversation more fluid.
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#20
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I have four blocks of cheese
I have four wheels of cheese

You're welcome

I have four block cheesen.
I have four wheel cheesen.

You're welcome.
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#21
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No, it is to make our language more sensible and conversation more fluid.

#23
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What does Jerry Seinfeld have to do with this?
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#24
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ftfy

but such isn't a noun
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#25
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Well, the word cheeses works well if your talking about multiple types of cheese, for example: "I have four cheeses: Romano, pepperjack, Swiss, and Colby."
However, if we're just talking about multiple quantities of one type or a non-specific type cheese, the phrase "I have four cheeses." is inaccurate and misleading.
To clarify any confusion, the word cheesen is proposed. "I have four cheesen." eliminates any confusion, and clarifies that it is the quantity of the cheese that is being discussed, rather than the type.
To make it clear, incorrect usage would be, for example: "I have four blocks of cheesen."
Why, you ask?

This is why the correct way to state that you multiples of the same type of cheese is: "I have four blocks of (insert type/variety of cheese here) cheese".
#27
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This is why the correct way to state that you multiples of the same type of cheese is: "I have four blocks of (insert type/variety of cheese here) cheese".

I have four block cheesen.
Did you even read through the thread?
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#28
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I have four block cheesen.
Did you even read through the thread?

That sounds stupid. As if the English language isn't inconsistent enough...you want to introduce "cheesen" to further confuses non-native speakers.
#29
I swear you've made this thread before
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#30
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That sounds stupid. As if the English language isn't inconsistent enough...you want to introduce "cheesen" to further confuses non-native speakers.

The Germans would be on board. And they are an efficient people.
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#31
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The Germans would be on board. And they are an efficient people.

The Germans don't like stupid phrases in their language, so why would they support stupid phrases in another language? For the most part, German is a very logical language. (By contrast, English is rather illogical.) So, there goes that argument point...
#32
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The Germans don't like stupid phrases in their language, so why would they support stupid phrases in another language? For the most part, German is a very logical language. (By contrast, English is rather illogical.) So, there goes that argument point...

They pluralize a lot of words with -en. lrn2German
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#34
That's what they said about World Wars, fuzz. But they happened, didn't they?
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#35
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They pluralize a lot of words with -en. lrn2German

Yes...I did take German in middle school and high school...
#36
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Yes...I did take German in middle school and high school...

See? Glad to see you're on board!
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#38
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Pit! I request you assistance!
I am going to appeal to the Miriam-Webster dictionary to change the plural of cheese.
My alternate plural is as follows: cheesen.
WHY??
Well, the word cheeses works well if your talking about multiple types of cheese, for example: "I have four cheeses: Romano, pepperjack, Swiss, and Colby."
However, if we're just talking about multiple quantities of one type or a non-specific type cheese, the phrase "I have four cheeses." is inaccurate and misleading.
To clarify any confusion, the word cheesen is proposed. "I have four cheesen." eliminates any confusion, and clarifies that it is the quantity of the cheese that is being discussed, rather than the type.
To make it clear, incorrect usage would be, for example: "I have four blocks of cheesen."
Why, you ask?
Well, it's a double plural. Cheesen on its own is enough, the word "blocks" is redundant.

So, Pit, will you support my e-petition to have this word made official?

Do you say "I have four cars" to indicate that you have four Fiestas, or do you say "I have four Fiestas."?
This ends now, eat the goddamn beans!
#39
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Do you say "I have four cars" to indicate that you have four Fiestas, or do you say "I have four Fiestas."?

You're combining quantity and type. Also, cars aren't cheese.
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