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What is the plural of mouse? mice or mouses (in computing)

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What is the plural of mouse? mice or mouses (in computing)

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Good afternoon, Over the Top.

(1) In theory, both are "correct."

(2) I think (I repeat "think") that most people in the United States

probably prefer "mouses."

(3) If you say "mice," maybe some people will laugh.

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This reminds me of an old joke.

The zoo's remaining mongoose died. The zookeeper decided to buy two of them. He wrote to the exotic animal supply store "Please send me two mongooses." He decided that looked wrong, so I crossed it out and wrote again "Please send me two mongeese." He thought that looked even worse. So he crossed that out and tried again. "Please send me a mongoose. While you're at it, send me another one."

I need a new computer mouse. In fact, I need two.

That's safe :)
 
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