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Just glad to finally get this off my chest.
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And a group of meeples is a "Grove."
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I'm with you, lol. I was just thinking that the other day when we were playing Carcassonne, and I heard myself say "meeples." Then I was thinking, "wait, isn't 'meeple' already plural?"

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wamsp wrote:
Just glad to finally get this off my chest.


Apparently I've been using it wrong all this time. I routinely refer to "a meeple" or "my meeple" in appropriate gameplay situations. blush

Also, if a single meeple is a merson and a group is a Grove then, in what situation would you actually use the word meeple? Would it only come in when referring to "a grove of meeples"? How many meeples must one have before it becomes a grove? Please help! I don't think I'll be able to play Carcassonne again until these questions are answered!
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wamsp wrote:
I'm pretty sure the singular of "Meeple" is "Merson"





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And if you pay a Merson to do something, is it a Mersonary?
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Meeple is to Moose, as in a Moose is to Meeple.
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MWChapel wrote:
Meeple is to Moose, as in a Moose is to Meeple.


I believe that moose-shaped meeple would be more properly called "moosple".
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wamsp wrote:
Just glad to finally get this off my chest.


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I'm equally concerned by the common usage of "Animeeple", and "Sheeple" to denote the "meeple" equivelent of other animals. Unless the theme is Dr. Moreau, the structure and origin of "Meeple" implies that the proper forms of those words are something akin to "Manimal", and "Meep".

Even though they may look more like they refer to a glorious hybrid of man and beast (that I'm definitely not be raising in my remote laboratory), they closer conform to the etymology of the word they are based on, and therefore are preferable.
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wamsp wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Meeple is to Moose, as in a Moose is to Meeple.


I believe that moose-shaped meeple would be more properly called "moosple".

And in Germanic languages, their home would be called 'Moospleheim'?
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CasualSax wrote:
And a group of meeples is a "Grove."


Only wooden ones. Plastic meeple(s) are an "Extrusion".
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wamsp wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Meeple is to Moose, as in a Moose is to Meeple.


I believe that moose-shaped meeple would be more properly called "moosple".


"Moople" is easier to say.
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Born-of-Ashes wrote:
"Moople" is easier to say.


Isn't that the British term?
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Born-of-Ashes wrote:
wamsp wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Meeple is to Moose, as in a Moose is to Meeple.


I believe that moose-shaped meeple would be more properly called "moosple".


"Moople" is easier to say.


I was doubtful of their existence, but...

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Born-of-Ashes wrote:
wamsp wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Meeple is to Moose, as in a Moose is to Meeple.


I believe that moose-shaped meeple would be more properly called "moosple".


"Moople" is easier to say.


Im sorry, the right answer is the Moops!

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So is a wooden representation of the male offspring of a mermaid and a merman a merson merson?

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slfillingham wrote:
So is a wooden representation of the male offspring of a mermaid and a merman a merson merson?


Don't be silly: Merfolk are flesh-and-blood, so they can't reproduce with wooden meeple. Now, two wooden mermeeple...
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MWChapel wrote:
Meeple is to Moose, as in a Moose is to Meeple.


I think you've got that backwards
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And the singular of "Steeple" is "Sterson"
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A large number of them is a mopulation.
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This thread is making my head hurt... cry
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Meeples 'mopulate' (as in populate, not copulate ; )
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Not to be confused with merkin.....
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slprince wrote:
CasualSax wrote:
And a group of meeples is a "Grove."


Only wooden ones. Plastic meeple(s) are an "Extrusion".


Plastic Meeples are Dynameeplesaurs cool
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