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POLL: Cannon or Cannons?


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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Well, to me:
When organized as a battery or artillery unit it's "cannon."
When it's just a bunch of guns of no unified purpose, then "cannons."

As in "The British were stunned to see American cannon on Dorchester Heights."
Or, "The sunken pirate ship had a jumble of cannons in the lower hull as ballast."

But none of that is hard and fast. If I'm trying to be military or archaic, I'd use "cannon." If modern, "cannons."


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
none of these/no opinion
10
9%
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cannon
50
43%
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cannons
53
46%
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other (explain)
3
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Both are acceptable plural forms of cannon. So this is just what is your preferred plural version.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.