Make Your Editor Cry: Donkey (Awkward Plural)

Make Your Editor Cry: Donkey (Awkward Plural)

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The plural of donkey is donkeys.

donkey: the domestic ass (Equus asinus)

The singular of donkey is donkey. The plural of donkey is donkeys. The spelling donkies is not a thing, or a word. The noun donkey conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.

It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs. (Jim Hightower)
I spent my childhood playing in the woods, falling in ponds, getting chased by wasps, and riding donkeys that I shouldn't have been riding. (Jo Brand)

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