Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 16:04:19 -0500 From: jeffrey howard allen 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? JEFF ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 13:32:43 -0500 From: Charles F Juengling To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L 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