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Old 22 March 2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Plural for Rolex?

is it Rolexes? Rolexs? just Rolex?
just a dumb question..
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Old 22 March 2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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You say Tomato , I say Rolexes.....lets call the whole thing off ! Seriously though , I have never heard any other use than Rolexes , as the plural.
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Old 22 March 2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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Old 22 March 2010, 10:19 PM   #5
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This is actually a good question. Since Rolex is a name wouldn't the proper use be Rolex's???
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Old 22 March 2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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Generally accepted regular plural: Rolexes. Or, you could try the classical Greek/Latin version: Rolices
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Old 22 March 2010, 10:51 PM   #9
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This is actually a good question. Since Rolex is a name wouldn't the proper use be Rolex's???
not in the plural, that's only to indicates posession when you do that to a name e.g. That is Rolex's design

The proper plural would be Rolexes, it follows the same rule as, boxes/foxes/taxes. It aids pronunciation, I was a language student and I am very geeky because I still love grammar, syntax, spelling etc.
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Old 22 March 2010, 11:25 PM   #10
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Old 22 March 2010, 11:26 PM   #12
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Old 22 March 2010, 11:27 PM   #13
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Old 23 March 2010, 01:22 AM   #14
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Have you heard anyone say
I own two Mercedeses???
It is Rolex even in plural
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I say I have two Rolex but would like to have many Rolex.
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Old 23 March 2010, 01:26 AM   #17
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Have you heard anyone say
I own two Mercedeses???
It is Rolex even in plural
Your answer is full of sense
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Old 23 March 2010, 01:27 AM   #18
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The plural of Rolex is simply "Rolex".

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Old 23 March 2010, 01:29 AM   #19
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I say I have two Rolex but would like to have many Rolex.
Yes....but you also love many Panerai....(s).....(es)


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not in the plural, that's only to indicates posession when you do that to a name e.g. That is Rolex's design

The proper plural would be Rolexes, it follows the same rule as, boxes/foxes/taxes. It aids pronunciation, I was a language student and I am very geeky because I still love grammar, syntax, spelling etc.
Thanks for the lesson, My worst subject in school, I enjoy kidding my wife and end sentences with a preposition just to aggravate her
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Old 23 March 2010, 02:42 AM   #23
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not in the plural, that's only to indicates posession when you do that to a name e.g. That is Rolex's design

The proper plural would be Rolexes, it follows the same rule as, boxes/foxes/taxes. It aids pronunciation, I was a language student and I am very geeky because I still love grammar, syntax, spelling etc.

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The plural of Rolex is simply "Rolex".

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hmmmmm....tax/taxes and fox/foxes is pretty persuasive......
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Old 23 March 2010, 02:43 AM   #24
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Old 23 March 2010, 02:47 AM   #25
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not in the plural, that's only to indicates posession when you do that to a name e.g. That is Rolex's design

The proper plural would be Rolexes, it follows the same rule as, boxes/foxes/taxes. It aids pronunciation, I was a language student and I am very geeky because I still love grammar, syntax, spelling etc.
Hmmmm and index is therefore indexes??

That is of course similar to mouse:mice and house:houses...

not so?

Reading the above again, it sounds rather condescending which it really isn't meant to be.

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These links are for the MacMillan dictionary.

Under "word forms" in both British and American English, the plural of Rolex is listed as Rolexes.

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d.../british/Rolex

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...american/Rolex

Years ago when Jan Libourel was editor of "Handguns" magazine, he would write the plural of Taurus (a Brazilian firearms manufacturer) as Taurii. The grammar Nazis would go berzerk, but he'd never flinch, although he did once explain that it was his idea of a joke and the grammar Nazis needed to chill.
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Have you heard anyone say
I own two Mercedeses???
It is Rolex even in plural

Is it a counter full of various Rolex or various of Rolex watches?
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