Computer Mice or Mouses?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 21 18:50:12 UTC 2012

On Mar 21, 2012, at 2:04 PM, Larry Sheldon wrote:

> And nobody asked, but I think the general problem has been around a long
> time--my father used to tell the story of the tailor who was trying to
> order new devices for his shop, and who went through several iterations
> of "gooses-geese" and finally says "Please send me a new goose, model
> number..... and then he writes P.S. Please send me three more like that.
> No. I am not kidding:
as in "Please send me a mongoose, and make it twins."


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