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  • I really hate plural table names. There are two common problems plural table names have. First, as janus mentioned, plurals in English can be irregular. A common real-world example is "people" and "person". If I have a table named "People" I'll probably end up referring to "person_id" as well, which just irritates me.

    Another problem is that it degrades badly when you have "linking" tables. Say I have Accounts and Users, then I might have an AccountsUsers table. Yuck! If I have Accounts, Users, and Roles, th