Computer Mice or Mouses?

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 21 18:49:53 UTC 2012

First recorded use??? WTF? What about the X-driven VAXen? They had mice
attached... surely there is "recorded" info on those in 1983 or earlier...


On 3/21/2012 1:54 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
> Oxford dictionaries online has an entry for mouse that includes the
> following note on usage.
> [Begin excerpt]
> Is the plural of mouse in the computing sense mice or mouses? People
> often feel that this sense needs its own distinctive plural, but in
> fact the ordinary plural mice is commoner, and the first recorded use
> of the term in the plural (1984) is mice.
> [End excerpt]

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