View Poll Results: The Plural form of BlackBerry. Is it BlackBerrys or BlackBerries?

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  • BlackBerrys

    68 63.55%
  • BlackBerries

    22 20.56%
  • Both are Acceptable

    17 15.89%
03-03-09 03:31 PM
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  1. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    The Great Debate! The Plural of BlackBerry... is it BlackBerrys or BlackBerries?

    Read the Story Here, and then Vote and Get in your Comments!
    05-18-07 05:40 AM
  2. y2kwd's Avatar
    I see that Wikipedia uses "Blackberrys" in one section and then refers to "Blackberries" when discribing a Bluetooth Compatable device. No sources cited though.

    I say either way is fine with me.
    05-18-07 06:23 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    How about, "I own more than one, BlackBerry!" -
    05-18-07 06:29 AM
  4. tmag2005's Avatar
    My series of Blackberrys
    05-18-07 02:36 PM
  5. fatreg's Avatar
    Right,

    It is 100% Blackberrys.

    Blackberry in its single term relates to a trade marked name and as such cannot be made plural using the normal grammar rules, and you most certainly cannot change the name of a trade marked thing at your will. Technically a berry in plural form is berries, yet when preceded by black as in blackberry it becomes a product, a trade marked name, therefore to make it plural you should say more than one blackberry, while the term blackberrys is acceptable it is not grammatically correct.

    However, you live the other side of the pond and as such use a bastardised version of the English language, so I will let you off, but it is blackberrys and most certainly not blackberries....

    and yes, I might not show it all the time but I am hell bent on grammar!
    05-18-07 03:07 PM
  6. Ryan Blundell's Avatar
    I prefer "Brambles" myself. God Bless the Scots! Ooch!
    05-18-07 03:39 PM
  7. MMB916's Avatar
    I love your work-a-round, Navilyn.

    I was under the impression that both were correct. Looks like I was incorrect Sounds like Blackberrys.
    05-18-07 05:20 PM
  8. CarBob's Avatar
    Currently, since I only have one 'handheld device' ahem, it isn't a problem.

    But, when I get a BB 8300, I can then refer to them as my two BlackBerrys!!

    Either way, though, is okay with me. The more BlackBerrys that people use or abuse, the better.

    CarBob
    05-18-07 11:15 PM
  9. kasperapd's Avatar
    I'd go with BlackBerry's
    05-19-07 05:39 AM
  10. John Clark's Avatar
    But "BlackBerry's" would imply that the Blackberry posseses something-like "the BlackBerry's OS is 4.2.1" I'm for BlackBerrys for the same reason as posted above. Normal grammar rules don't apply to a trademarked name such as this.
    rthonpm likes this.
    05-19-07 12:54 PM
  11. kasperapd's Avatar
    I guess you are technically right John, so I will stick with my answer, but remove the punctuation.
    05-19-07 03:23 PM
  12. trez09's Avatar
    Blackberrys
    05-24-07 04:17 PM
  13. prxraw's Avatar
    I will prefer BlackBerrys
    05-25-07 06:22 AM
  14. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Since I now have three devices (8100, 8700 & 8800), I'll just say, "I have BlackBerry's"

    If I remember from school (and it's been a while, trust me), doesn't the apostrophe (') show possession?
    05-25-07 07:28 AM
  15. John Clark's Avatar
    The apostrophe would show that the the Blackberry is possesive of you--not the other way around! Which could be very fitting, however!!
    05-25-07 09:48 AM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    LMAO! So true...
    05-25-07 09:51 AM
  17. lalifeguards's Avatar
    I always thought it was blackberries, but because I'm smarter now I realize its not.
    03-01-09 04:01 AM
  18. ff_emtd's Avatar
    Both wouldn't be acceptable. For breakfast one could eat blackberries. One could own two or more BlackBerrys. Then we have possession or contractions, as in, that BlackBerry's screen, or my BlackBerry's bigger than your Blackberry.
    03-01-09 06:44 AM
  19. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I love someone brought this thread back to life. I totally missed it the first go around.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-01-09 06:47 AM
  20. Duvi's Avatar
    Me too! We weren't here yet CBK. Did you notice we joined the same month?

    I sayd BBs!
    03-01-09 06:55 AM
  21. bx2md's Avatar
    I want to say blackberry's
    03-01-09 07:58 AM
  22. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    Me too! We weren't here yet CBK. Did you notice we joined the same month?

    I sayd BBs!
    Ah yes. No wonder. I did notice that Duvi. Wow, that means something or nothing.

    I say make it plural whichever way you prefer. If you are not in a classroom or in a business setting, it does not matter in the greater scheme of things.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-01-09 08:08 AM
  23. ff_emtd's Avatar
    Ah yes. No wonder. I did notice that Duvi. Wow, that means something or nothing.

    I say make it plural whichever way you prefer. If you are not in a classroom or in a business setting, it does not matter in the greater scheme of things.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I think things like spelling and grammar, etiquette, propriety, etc., always matter.
    03-01-09 08:21 AM
  24. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I think things like spelling and grammar, etiquette, propriety, etc., always matter.
    Well, English is my field, so I believe that to be the case. However, I do not really stress such things in a public forum.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-01-09 08:25 AM
  25. surfingtoast's Avatar
    Grammatically speaking, the proper way to write it would be "BlackBerrys," as the trademarked name is "BlackBerry."

    Sort of in the same vein as the "Toronto Maple Leafs," which is also grammatically incorrect but accepted, as the "Maple Leafs" are a trademarked team name.

    The fruit, of course, is "blackberries."

    An apostrophe would never be used to denote pluralization, only posession.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-01-09 08:26 AM
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