Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Don't eat the S"

I'm back. Didya miss me? Probably didn't even notice I was MIA, eh? Ah, C'est la vie.

Ok, so here's my thing. Why do some people say CAYMAN ISLAND? It's not one island, it's three. Yet they continue to say I live in the Cayman Island. Plural, people, plural. How lazy can you get? It's only ever alright to say Cayman Island when it's preceded with Grand, as in Grand Cayman Island (the largest of the three islands), but when you're referring to the islands as a collective, you need to say 'Cayman IslandS'. I cannot Stress the importance of not eating the S. Don't eat the S. If I were back in
School, back in India or Dubai our teacherS would get on our caSe about 'eating the S' aS they would Say. So, don't forget the all important S at the end of Cayman IslandS, and you won't get on my nerveS because theSe dayS I am just about on my very laSt one.


MarkD60 said...

It really grinds my gears when people call it "The Grand Caymans"

The Expats on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac call Grand Cayman "Grand" and Little Cayman "Little". I hate that too.

One woman on the radio talk show was calling Grand Cayman "Grand Cay" I wanted to throttle her.

CoolDestiny said...

OK ... Can we say Cayman??

bermudabluez said...

You DO have a point!!! I will never forget the S!


Mark, Yeah Grand Caymans gets on my nerves too! And Grand Cay? What's that? That's like when people say VACAY??? Come on!

Cool Destiny, Thanks for the visit and the comment. Yes you most definitely can say CAYMAN without the S, that perhaps is the only exception.

BB, I know you won't. Thanks for all your visits and your comments. :-)

MarkD60 said...

Hey, I say vaycay sometimes, but it's in the way you pronounce it.