Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 16:04:19 -0500
From: jeffrey howard allen jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INDIANA.EDU
I think that our discussion of mice/mouses might lead someone to do a
linguistic study on irregular forms that have recent regular counterparts
due to specific domains and/or expressions. Anybody know of references
on the subject?
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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 13:32:43 -0500
From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
Just last month I was in Orem, Utah and saw a computer store that was
advertising 'mice.' It seemed strange. I think this situation is
analogous to 'fly out' in baseball-- 'Smith flied out to right last
inning', not 'flew out.' Altho a word might already have a past or
plural, a new meaning for the word might effect a new past or plural form.
My vote goes to 'mouses.'