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Plural of TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Natron, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Natron

    Natron Member

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    Do you spell the plural of TiVo as:
    TiVos
    TiVo’s
    TIVOs
    Tivos

    Inquiry minds what to know!
     
  2. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    As a guy who frequently blogs about TiVo, this is something I wrestle with. TiVo's looks better, but I feel like TiVos is correct. So I usually just avoid the issue by writing "TiVo units" or *boxes, *DVRs, etc.
     
  3. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 10% off

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    TiVee.
    To your eyes, perhaps., but I don't think it's customary usage to pluralize with an apostrophe.
     
  4. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    TiVoes
     
  5. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    TiVi



    phox
     
  6. etz

    etz New Member

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    TiVum?
     
  7. Speed RacerX

    Speed RacerX New Member

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    I'm with Phox on this one, only with a slight spelling change:

    TiVii

    :D
     
  8. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    TiVos is plural, TiVo's is possessive. But I'll often use 'TiVo boxes' or 'TiVo units' or something that sounds better.
     
  9. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    the TiVo inc. take on this is that it is actually a TiVo branded DVR. To be completely correct you should say TiVo DVRs or TiVo boxes, etc.. TiVo, inc. wants to be the adjective not the noun or verb
     
  10. ToddNeedsTiVo

    ToddNeedsTiVo Shampoo is not toxic

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    Intended formality of "DVR" behind the word "TiVo" notwithstanding, I'm going to go with TiVos for the plural form.

    Everywhere I look these days I see apostrophes inappropriately used to make something plural.

    I believe it is correct to say "1990s" instead of "1990's" even though the latter often seems to look right. Aren't acronyms also supposed to be pluralized without an apostrophe, too? SUVs, ATMs, HMOs.

    If only we could teach most people how to properly use its/it's, you're/your, and they're/their/there. Honorable mention: seen/saw. Whew. :p
     
  11. Ruth

    Ruth Now with toddler

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    Well, "TiVo's" is right out. Apostrophes signal contractions or possessives. Never plurals.
     
  12. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

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    I would say TiVo Boxen.
     
  13. fritolayguy

    fritolayguy Science, bitches

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    How about:

    TIVO²
    Or in my case:
    TIVO³

    :)
     
  14. fritolayguy

    fritolayguy Science, bitches

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    Another honorable mention that drives me nuts....
    should/could have--- not should/could of

    Aarghhhh!
     
  15. Joybob

    Joybob New Member

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    Boxen
     
  16. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    you could of left this post out of the thread ;)
     
  17. fritolayguy

    fritolayguy Science, bitches

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    Your right ;)
     
  18. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Well I checked in with a TiVo PR contact to see if their style guide covers this... Neither TiVo's (obviously) or TiVos is correct. It's just and always "TiVo." So there you have it. I'll continue appending box, boxes, units, DVRs, etc for plural. :)
     
  19. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    When did TiVo figure out how to articulate something?
    :confused:

    I have 7 TiVo. :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  20. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Um, let me check the style guide and reiterate. ;) "My TiVo, Inc. PR contact"
     

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