Re: Animal plurals/collective nouns (was Re: Re:
|From:||Don Blaheta <dpb@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 13, 1999, 22:34|
Quoth Walter Mack:
> On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, John Cowan wrote:
> > Nik Taylor scripsit:
> > > Besides, everyone knows that "moose"'s plural is "meese". ;-)
> > And the plural of "mongoose" is "polygoose".
> Isn't the plural of "mongoose" "mongeese"?
> And while we're at it, let us not forget that the plural of
> "house" is "hice". :P
Heh. I was going to cite a quote from my quotesfile as evidence, but...
"After many decades of furious debate among the verberati, it has
been settled that the proper plural of 'mongoose' is 'polygoose'."
A tautology is a thing which is tautological.