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Change the singular of the word "sheep" to "shoop", creating the original word "sheep" the plural to that of "shoop" similar to that of goose to geese.

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Just say the word shoop. You can't say shoop and not have a smile on your face. This also clears up confusion with second language speakers trying to learn English, as there are less irregular singulars and plurals for them to deal with. This petition could be further expanded to encompass the word "moose" making the plural "meese". I started this petition because i do not want to be the proud owner of a "sheep", I want to be the very proud owner of my very own shoop named shoop. 

"Can I petition Oxford Dictionaries to change a dictionary entry?We will update a definition in OxfordDictionaries.com if evidence from resources such as the Oxford English Corpus suggests that a word is being used in a different way. Since the dictionaries are descriptive, not prescriptive, we will not change a definition solely because we or others believe a word should be used differently."

This is an excerpt from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com Q&A section. Basically, people have to be using the word shoop regularily in order to get them to change it, so this petition is not enough. Just say it when sheep comes up in conversation (and, like, who doesn't talk about sheep ALL THE TIME right?) 



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