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Is it heads or head? Google told me both are okay. What do you think?

I will blow your head[s] off if you don't tell me.

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It simply depends if there is more than 1 person. (I didn't down vote btw) –  w3d Aug 25 '12 at 9:46
    
but see english.stackexchange.com/q/26742/8019 –  TimLymington Aug 25 '12 at 12:02
    
@TimLymington: which means we could have more than one heads, at least figuratively. –  Noah Aug 25 '12 at 12:29
    
Or, there could be many people with one head. Many people seem to share one brain. –  mac389 Aug 25 '12 at 12:41

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It simply depends if there is more than one person. ie. plural.

I think in most cases you would be threatening just one person, so it would more likely be without the "s".

I will blow your head off if you don't tell me.

If you are in fact threatening a group of people and are prepared to blow all their heads off then you need the "s". And "you" is now plural.

I will blow your heads off if you don't tell me.

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I thought the same, but that doesnt seem to be the case. Here is a qoute from a book: Where is she? I know you know." Wilma now spoke in her own voice.“Tell me or I'll blow your heads off.” “Where's who?” the Kid said, not putting together the situation, and castigating me with his eyes as though it were my fault. I suppose it was. “Suzy,” I clarified, before the Kid said something to infuriate her. –  Noah Aug 25 '12 at 10:27
    
Sorry, I think there are two people in the conversation. I overlooked the whole thing. –  Noah Aug 25 '12 at 10:29
    
Yes, I think there must be more than one person, or possibly an unknown number of people (one or more) and they are assuming there is more than one? –  w3d Aug 25 '12 at 10:46
    
Right. That's what I figured. Thanks for the answer. –  Noah Aug 25 '12 at 11:00

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