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Old 06-18-2006, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Did the gods of grammar already came out with the official memorandum for proper plural for the BlackBerry?
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I always use one BlackBerry and multiple BlackBerrys.
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its called pie when ther is more than one.
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I go with "Blackberries". And I prefer rhubarb pie.
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have always used "BlackBerry's" when referring to more than one BlackBerry.
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I go with "Blackberries". And I prefer rhubarb pie.
A man after my own heart! I was always the kid who asked for mom's homemade rhubarb pie for my birthday, instead of a birthday cake.

Its tough to get down here in Texas, unfortunately. The rhubarb that grows like a weed up north, doesn't do so well in the south. And everyone down here seems to think that rhubarb pie must be "adulterated" with strawberries too!

EDIT: grows like a "weed", not a "week", and I made THAT stupid typo on a full-sized PC keyboard too! <g>

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Old 06-18-2006, 12:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And everyone down here seems to think that rhubarb pie must be "adulterated" with strawberries too!
I never understood that either. It takes away the wonderful 'bite'.
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what's the plural of "search button"?
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"Blackberry's" menans "Blackberry is" or "Blackberry was" or anyther letters missing hence the '

Iv answered this before somewhere. anyways "Blackberry" or "Blackberrys" would be the plural, as "Blackberries" no longer incorporates the trademark name.

As for rhubarb, what its far too harsh n bitter unless you have a different recipies over ther.
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I say "BlackBerry devices".
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Iv answered this before somewhere. anyways "Blackberry" or "Blackberrys" would be the plural, as "Blackberries" no longer incorporates the trademark name.
Well, you may have answered it before, but only RIM can provide the authoritative answer, and they don't appear to agree with you. Strictly speaking, zarza's answer is the only correct answer, because the only plural that RIM *ever* uses, having just perused their website, is "BlackBerry devices" so the correct answer is that NEITHER "BlackBerrys" or "BlackBerries" is right. As a matter of fact, RIM appears to never even use "BlackBerry" alone as a noun to refer to a singular device, always calling one either a "BlackBerry device" or using the model number, as in "BlackBerry 8700c." So when we use any of these terms here, we're taking liberties from the official RIM position, in which case for informal forum use, I don't think it really matters how you decide to make it plural.

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As for rhubarb, what its far too harsh n bitter unless you have a different recipies over ther.
Yep, you've either had a bad recipe, or bad taste buds.
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Its called pie when ther is more than one.

Nah, gotta be cobler, that way you get more berries.

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Yep, you've either had a bad recipe, or bad taste buds.
Or normal taste buds an uv th bad ones :P unless it grows differently over here in th misserable weather. il hav to investigate.
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Rhubarb is def one of my faves. Prob only topped by a standing fork cheesecake...
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My "other" favorite is another one which when done right & authentic, also has the tartness and "bite.". Key lime pie - mmm!
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So far, here is the poll standing:

3 votes for "BlackBerrys"
1 vote for "Blackberries"
2 votes for "BlackBerry Devices"
1 jerk.
4 votes for rhubarb pie.

I think we might have a runaway winner.
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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black·ber·ry [noun]

1: large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus

2: bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle [syn: blackberry bush] v : pick or gather blackberries; "The children went blackberrying"


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Old 06-18-2006, 09:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Huh? Have we settled this yet? BlackBerry's, BlackBerries? Whatever!
I will try rhubarb next time I'm in Marie Calenders. Or is that Marie Calander's?
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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BlackBerrys or BlackBerry devices. Both incorporate the trademark name. I've never seen a sales person from a carrier or RIM use the term BlackBerries. So that answer is not correct.
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How about BBs?

If they say "Huh?" ... should we hit them with a pie?

Sometimes I type them BlackBerry(s) .. one or two or more wouldn't make any difference... hmph!
 
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