Friday 25 September 2020

The plural of chess?

 Whether there was a plural form of the word 'chess' was something I have not really though about until today. But according to Wiktionary, the plural of chess is chesses. Now I'm pretty sure that 'chesses' isn't even a word, and I am struggling to think of a sentence that could contain it. 

But I do like the other identifier attached to the word "chess" in the article. The fact that it is uncountable (ie you can't have 'several chess') does make sense to me. There is just chess!


Eugene said...

Shaun, it is quite interesting as in fact the word "chess" is Russian means "шахматы" and it is plural.

Anonymous said...

"Regular, Fischer Random and Racing Kings are my favourite chesses". Hmmmm, not sure.