Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 16:29:54 -0500

From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU

Subject: Re: Mouse/Mice=House/Hice

On Thu, 21 Sep 1995, // wrote:

Well, for completeness, since I haven't seen it mentioned, I thought I'd throw

in louse/lice.

But there is also 'louses'= deadbeats.

For myself, knowing the mouse/mice relationship goes way back to the dawn of

learning to speak. However, the louse/lice association seems to have arrived

somewhere between the years of 10 and 15, and was quite a revelation. Until

that point the words were independent of each other.

-- Jim