The plural of "moose" is ...

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 19 00:50:33 UTC 2010

But I thought we knew that. I mean the correct plural of "moose."

But if that's news, did you know that the plural of any animal is the
singular if you're hunting it/them?

"Whatcha huntin', Clem?"
"Aardvark. En yew?"
"Tuatara. Them's mighty fine eatin'."

The pattern might not work for bugs though.


On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

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