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I understand it's grammatically correct to use apostrophe s for the plural of letters.
Dot your i's and cross your t's.
But not for proper nouns that end with s.
Here come the
What would the plural of the name Jess be?
Which is also the plural of Jesse. So...
Both Jesses are dating both Jesses. Wait what?
English is just silly.
I understand Jess can stand for Jessica and to reduce confusion we could use Jessicas. However not all Jess..es (lol) are birthnamed Jessica.
And if that wasn't bad enough, we can give the plurals possession...
Both Jesses's cats are playing with the Jesses's dogs.
Now answer this, do the Jesses own cats or dogs? Oh English, you.
If Jesses is the correct plural for Jess, how can English avoid confusion with the plural for Jesse?