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What is plural for a computer mouse? Meece? Mousen? Mouses? Moos? Or just plain old mouse? Answered

This has been bugging me for a long time... Help?

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Best Answer 11 years ago

Same as the animal; two or more mouse is actually mice.

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Cubie2
Cubie2

Answer 11 years ago

what does the barcode say?

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Answer 11 years ago

"Kryptonite", to the best of my knowledge.

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AdamSwine
AdamSwine

4 years ago

hello. it actually depends on how you refer to the peripheral. back in the day, way back, 'meece' tried to be considered as the correct plural. it was an attempt to easily differentiate between computer and animal, but it never stuck the landing. (meece is not an actual word, and is not in the English dictionary) 'mice' is actually not correct either, and "mouses" (specifically "mouses", not "computer mouses"**) would be more accurate.

it was supposed to be 'mouses', but people eventually gave up on that too... today most everyone just says "computer mice". easiest way to differentiate is to simply use "computer mice". meh

newer yet is the term "mouses" as in like, 'she mouses over the image'. this has come to replace the term "mouse-over". this is so because "mouse-over" can be too difficult to use practically in a sentence. much like how we made 'as in not' down to 'ain't'. it is easier to use and can take on whole new meaning. but the way 'mouses' is used now is why people have simply opted to just stay with plain "computer mice".

all-in-all, just take note that when using either "mouse" or "mice" without the usage of "computer" that it will technically refer to something else other then the computer peripheral. (i don't care what the dictionary says. ha)

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**let me clarify...

this computer peripherals first mainstream/officially recognized name is "computer mouse". in an attempt to easily differentiate between computer and animal they tried 'meece'. and to further simplify it they even tried 'meece' to apply as both singular and plural. in the end 'meece' was a bad choice. it may have been that people would think 'you mean mice?'. or perhaps because in some accents mice sounds like meece.

so then we tried 'mouses'. however, at the same time "mouse-over" was already evolving to "mouses". so now saying 'computer mouses' would be redundant, because the point of saying 'mouses' was specifically to identify a particular type of computer peripheral.

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TL;DR~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

so... it is "computer mice". pft. lmao.

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

Come on over. It's waiting in the fridge

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

If I had known it was that easy, I would have asked for beer....

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

<1200 dollar plane ticket later>

*ding dong*
seandogue: "wtf"?
RavingMad:"Coke plox"
<hands Raving a coke>
RavingMad: "kthxbai"
seandogue: "that was weird"...

<return flight>

rofflecopter.

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Cubie2
Cubie2

Answer 11 years ago

Seandogue looks around suspciously after RavingMad has left... "He'd better be gone- that stalker, He knows where I live!"

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

Mice. Unless you're in the mood to be silly, in which case anything comprehensible is fine.

(One mouse, two mice. One spouse...)

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Cubie2
Cubie2

Answer 11 years ago

ya, i hope you only have one spouse. :D

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

11 years ago

I've always called them mices.

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jtp139
jtp139

11 years ago

haha meece