Conversation with an English teacher
I just had a conversation with an English teacher that was bordering on the surreal....:rolleyes: and I thought I'd share it with you.
He insists that the plural of mouse, as in computer mouse, is mouses rather than mice.:confused:
Apparently, the plural of (live) mouse is only mice because it is an old English word. As mouse (computer) is a new word it should follow the new, regular, pluralisation and therefore be mouses.
Apparently the fact that mouses are named after mice because they look like them (and have tails and a red eye underneath) is irrelevant:bowl:
Oh, and the plural of shoe is shoon apparently, too:eek: I've been speaking this language for 30 years and these were new on me!