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Posted by NJStatuteSection2A170/51 at on August 23, 2003 at 21:09:27:

In Reply to: NOW who kicks more anus? posted by Chicago on August 23, 2003 at 19:55:11:

since Pokemon is a Japanese term really, and in Japanese they use qualifiers etc, the only way to make Pokemon plural in English is to normalize it into the morphology. It appears as if one's natural inclination would be to say "Pokemen" because it seems like an irregular noun. However, Pokemon is a mass noun and a count noun. Sort of like sand or stone. you can say "look at all of my grains of sand" or "look at all the sand" -Just plug in Pokemon respectively. (See Ronald Langacker ((pronounced lan-uh-ker)) et al. for a cognitive view of this...)

Also, Power Rangers is already plural, so I am not seeing your point at all on that one. If you want to discuss the different Power Ranger Teams then it becomes slightly easier.

: Pokemon (what's the plural of pokemon?) or Power Rangers?

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