The plural of "moose" is ...

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 20 03:05:59 UTC 2010

Here in Philadelphia it's called a universal hoagie.

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:

> ...

> There are other contexts in which the "universal grinder" comes into
> play--not just eating, but also wearing, driving over ("there's a lot
> of ____ on the road"), and so on.  Of course, these involve true mass
> uses, not singulars-as-plurals as in "There are many fish in the
> sea/moose on the tundra" vs. *"There were many duck in the
> sky/chicken in the coop/grasshopper in the field", so technically
> they don't satisfy the search for "a plural without the plural form"
> as in "fish" or "moose".
> LH
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