More than one Bloody Mary.

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There is a drink named a "Bloody Mary." A friend of mine and I have been arguing over which is correct.

 

If someone orders two of them, do they order two "Bloody Marys" or two "Bloody Maries?"

We both agree it is not two "Bloody Mary's" since nothing in the phrase belongs to the drink.

 

We decided to let this forum settle it for us.

asked Apr 10 '12 at 07:47 Tony Proano Expert

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Bloody Marys, definitely. It's a proper name so we don't change it. It'd be the same if we say There are 5 Marys in my class!

link answered Apr 10 '12 at 13:53 A Clil To Climb Contributor

A record on the 3K or the honeydos? Another specimen for the Ambiguity Jar. I moved rock yesterday after school until my shovel bled. The "build me a garden" honeydo.

TolleyApr 10 '12 at 14:57

More the former. "Chiu" Though I've been called many things including Jesus. The Spanish diminutive for Jesus (Hey-sus) is Chus (Choose). Heck, I've even been called Chewbacca (someone's ironic sense of humour - I'm rather small, see).

A Clil To ClimbApr 10 '12 at 15:14

Oh, yeah, I've been called that, too, Chui...

A Clil To ClimbApr 10 '12 at 21:35

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Gawd, I'm sorry. System hiccuped!

link answered Apr 10 '12 at 14:42 A Clil To Climb Contributor

You're forgiven. I'm impressed by the Southern colloquial use of "gawd."

TolleyApr 10 '12 at 14:53

I'm a world citizen :)meaning... I sponge from all corners ;)

A Clil To ClimbApr 10 '12 at 15:10

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I always like to avoid awkward writing if possible.  When in doubt, I say, find a different way to write it.

 

I'd like a Bloody Mary, please.  Oh, make that two!

link answered Apr 11 '12 at 04:25 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Actually this was just a discussion I was having on which is correct, not on how to avoid it. But in writing, I do the same thing....I avoid it!

Tony ProanoApr 11 '12 at 07:53

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