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Fish vs. Fishes

Grant answers a letter from a listener who wonders if it’s ever correct to use the word fishes instead of fish. This is part of a complete episode.

feathered fish

feathered fish  n.— «Yet a number of Hollywood observers believed that no amount of marketing could save “W.” from being a “feathered fish”—a film whose target audience thinks it’s for someone else.» —“The Cobra” by Tad...

sea kitten

sea kitten  n.— «People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals—believes calling fish sea kittens will make sea food less appealing.» —“PETA’s latest idiotic demand” Courier Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Jan...

sheepherder

sheepherder  n.— «December brings renewed optimism to a stalwart set of anglers who wear metal cleats on their shoes to keep from slipping on algae-covered granite. And the season also favors the folks who target those striped fish with...

goatherder

goatherder  n.— «December brings renewed optimism to a stalwart set of anglers who wear metal cleats on their shoes to keep from slipping on algae-covered granite. And the season also favors the folks who target those striped fish with the...