Je viens de tomber sur le ticket le plus extraordinaire qu’il m’ait été donné de lire à ce jour sur un projet open source. Et, comme par hasard, c’est à Ruby on Rails que je dois cette belle crise de fou-rire matinale.

Rails improperly pluralizes the word “penis”. From the New Oxford American Dictionary:

penis |ˈpēnis| noun ( pl. -nises or -nes |-nēz|) the male genital organ of higher vertebrates, carrying the duct for the transfer of sperm during copulation. In humans and most other mammals, it consists largely of erectile tissue and serves also for the elimination of urine.

As described here, there are two appropriate pluralizations of the word penis: penises or penes. The more common pluralization, penises, should be used.

While technically this is a defect, “enhancement” feels like a more appropriate word to describe this particular problem.

Les commentaires sont à hurler de rire, jusqu’à la raison de la fermeture du ticket :

I appreciate that penis enhancements are the norm for most of the commenters here, but their use is definitely not widespread enough to justify fixing this.

You guys should probably investigate a plugin to handle this for you.

Via Chu Yeow

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