Talk:Moth

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Moth or Moths[change source]

I am asking that the IP user, 85.193.195.140, and our editor (and administrator), Macdonald-ross, please DISCUSS the appropriate term (moth or moths) to use within moth, instead of continuing a slow-speed edit war. I have a feeling that this difference of opinion is occurring because of differences in national varieties of English, and the common way that people speak in different countries. I am also asking that each of you EXPLAIN (below, not in edit summaries) why you believe your terminology is the more appropriate one to use. These explanations may refer to Wikipedia policies or guidelines or to external sources regarding grammar, but in either case, please link directly to the relevant part of the guide, not just to a guide's home page. I am asking for this discussion here because I believe that each of you is trying to improve the encyclopedia, but a slow-speed edit war is more disruptive than having the wrong form of the word "moth" appear in the article. Etamni | ✉   09:17, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Well, I'm happy to leave "moths" as the most common usage. However, note that plurals of animal names are not entirely straightforward. The additional 's' is often omitted when referring to groups. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:58, 4 October 2016 (UTC)