Computer Mice or Mouses?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Mar 21 23:30:57 UTC 2012

Isn't that just a British tendency? I think American's prefer "more" for two-syllable words (except for those ending in -y) and Brits prefer -er.

I think Americans also tend to use "more" for adjectives not commonly found in the comparative/superlative, so that the -er/-est forms are becoming morphologized where they remain grammatical in the UK.

Just casual observations.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Mar 21, 2012, at 1:03 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> I had a similar reaction when I saw it, but thought I'd let it go.
>     VS-)
> On 3/21/2012 3:58 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Victor Steinbok<aardvark66 at>  wrote:
>>> commoner
>> I take it, then, that, as far as the OED is concerned, _commoner_ is
>> more common than _more common_.
>> Youneverknow.;-)

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