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Not sure where to tuck this one in

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by charlieoscar, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. charlieoscar

    charlieoscar lurker

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    The fast-growing city of Farmington in northern Utah is building a new high school. It won't open until next year but it already has a mascot...the Phoenix.

    One father, after first hearing of the mascot got together with a couple of his neighbors to practice cheers for the upcoming sports teams. "Go Phoenixes!" It didn't sound right to us, so we checked the pluralization and found that while Phoenixes is acceptable, another is Phoenices.

    He was so horrified that the latter sounded like penises that he started a petition to change the mascot's name. While the school district said there are no plans to change it, the petition has almost 3,000 signees.

    https://deadspin.com/utah-parent-wants-school-mascot-renamed-because-it-soun-1820431720
     
  2. nolasoxfan

    nolasoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    Why not simply Farmington High School Phoenix. Not many, just one.

    At Tulane, we were the Green Wave, not the Green Waves.

    Also, people are idiots.
     
    #2 nolasoxfan, Nov 15, 2017
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  3. steveluck7

    steveluck7 Member SoSH Member

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    Dress your mascot up Like Frank Costanza
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  4. fiskful of dollars

    fiskful of dollars Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Singular.

    When I was in HS one of our cross-town schools had to change their mascot from Sun Devils which evidently could "promote satanism".

    People are idiots.
     
  5. charlieoscar

    charlieoscar lurker

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    I thought Green Waves were WACS. Was there more than one Phoenix? If not, then there was no need for a plural.
     
  6. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    Explain to him that the final syllable of Phoenices has a long e (as in feces): Fee-nih-sees, so it really doesn't sound like penises.

    The alternate plural of penis is penes, which does share an ultimate syllable, but nobody uses that.
     
  7. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    A host of singular names as examples, or at least names that don't end in "s".

    And Elon, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, and Wilson College set the stage for you: Phoenix
     
    #7 SoxJox, Nov 15, 2017
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  8. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

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    Speak for yourself, singledick.
     
  9. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Honestly, WTF is so hard about “Let’s go Phoenix!”
     
  10. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    Well, you know, you have to die first.
     
  11. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This is how kids learn to worry about stupid shit.
     

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