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Mice or mouses? Answered


I was going to go off topic on an I'ble, but thought the question would be better asked in the forums. I have always wondered if the plural of mouse (as in the one connected to your PC) is the same as the plural of mouse as in the rodent (or favourite cartoon character). I think that the PC mouse is named after the rodent because of the physical similarity, but does that mean that they are the same? Plural of mouse (rodent), is mice. Plural of mouse (PC), mice or mouses? What are your thoughts? N.B. I have been drinking.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

9 years ago

My wife was messing around with her new laptop today, and I noticed one of the items listed in one of the menus is "mice" and other plug in devices, or something like that anyway. So according to microsoft, it's mice. Well shut my mouth.

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trike road poet
trike road poet

9 years ago

NB I'm just getting started drinking!

I'd say Meese, (strictly a personal choice), but they do BBQ well with a tangy sauce and at least a gallon of hooch.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Reply 9 years ago

Have you just started for the day, or is drinking your new lifestyle choice? : )

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

It's not a choice :-) I've known since I was four, and could mix up a mean Manhattan or gin-on-the-rocks.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Reply 9 years ago

I'm a drunk, it's my job.

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trike road poet
trike road poet

Reply 9 years ago

Just for the day, have to have a clear head to write. If the political thing doesn't clear up soon, I may make it my new lifestyle choice!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Who uses plural mices on their computer anyway?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

On the laptop you've got the trackpad, the nipply button pointer, the wired mouse that goes to the docking station, the wireless mouse, the digital pen on the drawing tablet, and the mouse that goes with the drawing tablet and maybe the wireless presentation mouse.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

All at once?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

It's great if you talk to yourself too...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

9 years ago

Following up on Bertus's comment -- louse -> lice. And of course, my residential neighborhood is just full of single family hice.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Reply 9 years ago

Hate them to peeses.

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bertus52x11
bertus52x11

9 years ago

it's
rouse - rice
hence,
mouse - mice

NB I have been drinking too.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Reply 9 years ago

Cheers!