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The plural of epididymis is epididymides.

But is the plural of "Elvis" Elvides, Elvii, Elves, or Elvoi? (None of the above, apparently, which is a shame as I rather like the sound of Elvoi. Ah well)

Anyway, have a pointless meme - as you can see, I am indeed all sweetness and light :

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Monday I gave inulro a wet willie, then I took it back (-5 points). Last month I gave wechsler a life-saving blood transfusion (50 points). Last Friday I ruled Iran as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points). In June I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points). In August I bought porn for gnomatron (-10 points).

Overall, I've been nice (1061 points). For Christmas I deserve a toy train!

Sincerely,
Zotz

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(Err . . . it's alright inulro, I can explain everything . . . )


Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Wednesday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, viridiris (-5000 points). Last week I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points). Last Tuesday I put money in fizzyboot's expired parking meter (14 points). In July I caught a purse-snatcher who stole devilgate's purse (30 points). In June I gave lproven a kidney (1000 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-3964 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!

Sincerely,
Zotz

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For what it's worth, the skydiving Elvis impersonators call themselves "Flying Elvises." This works if we assume it's the same declension as penis, for which penises is an acceptable plural (if I'm reading my condensed OED correctly... "penises" could be an acceptable plural for penitent, I suppose, but that would raise all sorts of issues, one might think).

From your list above, if we assume this declines like penis, where the accepted plurals are penises and penes, Elves would be correct.

Somewhere, my first Latin teacher, Mrs. Sample, is spinning fast enough in her grave that we could stick magnets on her and illuminate Chicago for a week.
Apparently (well, according to the Wikipedia, at least) the name Elvis comes from Old English, so referring to Latin or Greek plurals should only be done for amusement value.
Eek. That Santa meme is positively violent! Apparently I helped frazerpenman to hide a body and me and figg robbed a bank. Guess I've been bad this year then.....