Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 16:04:19 -0500

From: jeffrey howard allen jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INDIANA.EDU

Subject: Mouses

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?


---------- Forwarded message ----------

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

Subject: Mouses

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.'

Fritz Juengling