Computer Mice or Mouses?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Mar 21 17:05:47 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Mice.
> Why would it be anything else?

See this 1991 discussion on Linguist List, which includes a comment
from Steven Pinker (rehearsing a point about the regularization of new
senses of irregular nouns and verbs, later elaborated on in _The
Language Instinct_ and _Words and Rules_):


Ben Zimmer

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