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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'." --John Cowan -- -=-Don<>-=- A tautology is a thing which is tautological.