Make Your Editor Cry: Donkey (Awkward Plural)
BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
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)
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.