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What's the plural of "computer mouse"?

 
 
Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2020 12:20 pm
Is it "computer mice" or "computer mouses"? Please help. Thank you.
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hightor
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2020 12:41 pm
@JGoldman10,
As much as it grates on me, it's "mouses".
blatham
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2020 01:06 pm
@hightor,
It's fine with me. After all, I wouldn't be comfortable going with hice as the plural for house.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2020 01:36 pm
@blatham,
How about rhyming?

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2020 02:46 pm
@hightor,
I read somewhere it can be either or.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2020 03:06 pm
I've referred to it as meece.

(try not to confuse this with Edwin Meese)
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2020 04:32 pm
@Sturgis,
I hate meeces to pieces.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jan, 2020 04:34 pm
@JGoldman10,
According the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

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mouse noun
\ ˈmau̇s \
plural mice\ ˈmīs \
Definition of mouse (Entry 1 of 2)
1: any of numerous small rodents (as of the genus Mus) with pointed snout, rather small ears, elongated body, and slender tail
2plural also mouses : a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display
3: a timid person
4: a dark-colored swelling caused by a blow
specifically : BLACK EYE
blatham
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jan, 2020 04:37 pm
@izzythepush,
You are a somewhat warped chap. Not a bad thing. PS... tip of the hat to Mr Terry Jones.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jan, 2020 08:34 pm
Computer meeces:

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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jan, 2020 11:47 pm
@Linkat,
You just confirmed what I said. It can be either "mice" or "mouses".
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2020 02:01 am
@blatham,
That was Viv Stanshall. He was a chum of Terry Jones, they were both in Do Not Adjust Your Set. A kid's show just before Python.
hightor
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2020 04:58 am
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
It can be either "mice" or "mouses".


I'm glad to hear that. Thank you, Linkat.
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blatham
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2020 06:02 am
@izzythepush,
Male intuition. Always to be counted on.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2020 07:47 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

You just confirmed what I said. It can be either "mice" or "mouses".


Yes but now it is official at least according to Merriam and Webster!
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jan, 2020 01:42 pm
Mousen
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