Computer Mice or Mouses?

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 22 04:16:26 UTC 2012

Sallie Lemons wrote:   <<<Computer Mice or Mouses? Is there a definitive
WB:  Are we mice or ... mouses?  My money is on a gender bias.  Any
takers?  Hypothesis: Women go for the morphologically conservative form
<mice> (just like my dear Mama-r), while men (smoking cigars & swilling
whiskey) say <mouses>, especially lumberjacks, banding together in unison
in redwood forests far from civilization.

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