Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 11:21:01 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: ?Mice/Mouses (fwd) > > I've had two patrons stump me recently with this question: What is the > > correct plural term for the mouse that is used with a computer? The > > people I've polled seem to be equally divided between mice and mouses. > > Any input would be greatly appreciated. > > > > Thanks, > > David Stanley i think the natural plural is "mouses"--when people say "mice" it is usually remarked on or giggled at. just like people have walkmans instead of walkmen (but the trademark lawyers say you have sony walkman personal stereos). lynne m. --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-4199 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA