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Re: CHAT: minimal pair of English Interdentals

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 3:45
John Cowan wrote:
> I don't think it is. "Mouse" the computer auxiliary is a straightforward > metaphorical extension of "mouse" the rodent
Perhaps for you it is, but I have never understood why it was called "mouse". It doesn't even vaguely resemble a mouse to me. I guess I can see the tail part, but I don't see how it looks anything more like a mouse as opposed to any other tailed animal. I think that's why "mice" sounds weird to me. I think of it as a mere homophone of "mouse" the rodent. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42