I currently own one Raspberry Pi. If I buy another, which of the following statements would be correct?
A) I would own two pi's
B) I would own two pis
Or, inspired by phrases like "attorneys general", I guess I could go with "I own two Raspberries Pi"
(I realize a couple of y'all suggested "two raspberry pi", but that one isn't as much fun :D )
So, under this naming scheme, if I buy a third Raspberry Pi, I guess I'd say I own 1.5 taus?
(Or maybe 1.5 tau's? I'm not sure "taus" looks much better than "pis")
> xkcd suggests "pau" but I think he's not serious.
No, but that's for the number halfway between pi and tau (~4.712). I was talking about buying what I'd have to say if I bought a third raspberry pi. (so, around ~9.425)
I guess I could go with "I own two paus". But then I'd be confusing, cryptic, and *still* using a word that looks goofy in a plural!
@codesections I answered with confidence because I hate 's for plural, but I'm not totally sure for product names like this. :)
@codesections Two pis, but two π's.
Well, strictly speaking, two Pis or two Π's.
@codesections but consider:
one raspberry pi
two raspberry pi
twelve raspberry pi
@codesections two pi's what?
@codesections Why was two pies not an option ? ;)
@codesections it's probably the only one that makes sense though. boring, yes. making sense can be boring.
@codesections well I'm probably dumb, but I've been thinking of referring to them as Raspberry pies, even though I know they aren't named after baked goods.
@codesections I would own two RasPi boards.
(Seriously, though, that's probably how I'd write it. I'm a bit of a nitpicker about my own use of language.)
@codesections if it's caps like DVD or CD then it needs 's, but if it is lowercase you don't. Raspberry PI's vs pis.
@codesections +1 for pies. Because pies are delicious and who wouldn't prefer to say they have TWO PIES. 🥧 🥧
@codesections YOU KNEW YOU WERE STIRRING IT HERE DIDN'T YOU. :)
@codesections It must be two Pi's or two Pis, as Raspberry Pi is a proper noun. I prefer Pis.
[Who let an English major in the room?]
@codesections I say B, but remember it has to be capitalized. Pis.
@codesections TIL: 10% of people are wrong, but an additional 12% of people have given up. :)
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