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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

Both are acceptable plural forms of Cannon.
So this is just what is YOUR preferred plural version.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 3:58 a.m. PST

cannons for me.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Jul 2017 4:31 a.m. PST


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 4:41 a.m. PST

Guns +1

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

canni. No? OK, I like guns as plural unless I am speaking in a context that might lead to believe I was speaking of small arms, then cannon without the s.

Winston Smith10 Jul 2017 5:19 a.m. PST


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

Cannon. Fog of war and all that.

The Beast Rampant10 Jul 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

Cannon is canon.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

The Beast Rampant--+1 on both counts.

Infantry is always "Foot"--never "Feet," and Cavalry are always "Horse"--never "Horses."

"Cannon" is the proper term (at least prior to the 20th Century), though "Guns" is perfectly acceptable--even preferred--in the era of "Horse, Foot, and Guns."

By way of a footnote, many things are referred to singly when still meant to represent the plural. Only African/Asian bound tourists wearing Hawaiian shirts, Bermuda shorts, and oversized cameras say "Elephants," "Lions," "Rhinoceroses," "Antelopes," etc. ALL Big Game are referred to singly, not plurally, and the practice is anciently observed for military reference as well.


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