What were they thinking? Why oh why did whoever, or is that whomever, was in charge of making the rules decide that a Y at the end of a word must be changed to an IE before adding an S to make the word plural? It's a stupid rule! Berrys is much easier and simpler than berrIEs. I think it must have started as a joke and we got stuck with it. I think I'm going to revolt. I'm going to enjoy eating my strawberrys this spring and I don't care if spell checker does underline it. Anyone else willing to join my revolt? Or does anyone have a language peeve to share?