In the English language, there are exceptions to every rule.
Some of the most maddening exceptions occur with spelling rules. For instance, it’s “i before e except after c”—unless it’s the fourth Thursday and there’s a full moon, right?
So, let’s look at “weird” plurals. And I say “weird” because pluralization is not always about adding an “s.”
With the singular form listed first, here are some words you can’t make plural just by adding an “s”:
Other words simply break the rules. For example, words ending in “o” are generally made plural by adding an “es,” such as potato/potatoes. But what about:
Or how about: