Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Across the Rooves

Tonight was my work Christmas outing. To get to it I walked along a street which gave me this unusual view of the city.

When I was at school, "rooves" was the correct plural of "roof". But now my spell-checker doesn't like it, and an internet search tells me that apparently "rooves" is outdated and no longer correct.

Who else was taught "rooves"?


  1. I was taught "rooves", but thought it looked strange when I first saw it in your title, so I guess that means I'm not seeing it so much lately.

  2. I have to admit that rooves is one word that doesn't get used very often. Even though I know its correct it just doesn't look right.

  3. I never could make up my mind which way to go

  4. definately rooves, like hooves. to say roofs would be uneducated in MHO!