News reader:

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Fri May 23 00:55:00 UTC 2008

I don't recall that earlier discussion, so I don't know if
this was included: While the plural of roof is roofs, the
plural of hoof is, or can be, hooves. (Hoofs is acceptable,
as well.)
How come?

Poster:       "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>
Subject:      Re: News reader:

On May 22, 2008, at 3:37 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

"The tornado ripped _rooves_ off buildings."
"_Rooves_" appears to be becoming more and more common.

more common since our last discussion of the form in february?

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