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Mooses?  (Meece?)

 

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Good heavens, I thought I was joking!

 

 

moose (plural moose or mooses or meese)

 

 

... though if you follow their link for "meese," it does say:

 

 

 


  1. (chiefly humorous) plural form of moose

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Oh, this is good (from their definition of "Moose"):

 

 

 

The use of moose in the plural is sometimes problematic. The regularly formed plural, mooses, is by now rare and its use may be regarded as irksome and uneuphonious. The form meese—formed by analogy with goosegeese—will in most cases be greeted with a snigger, and is thus generally only appropriate in humorous contexts; even pragmatics notwithstanding, because moose has Algonquian origins—wholly unrelated to the Germanic roots of goose, on whose pattern the plural meese is formed—an umlaut plural form is etymologically inconsistent. The etymologically consistent plural form would be *mosinee,[2] but this plural form sees no use in English. In ordinary common usage, moose is treated as an invariant noun, which means its plural is also moose (as with the names of many animals, such as deer and fish, which are also invariant); however, this usage can sometimes be considered stilted when a group of more than one moose are considered individually, in which case avoidance of the plural may be the best option, necessitating the employment of a circumlocution.

 

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Never know what you're going to learn in the course of a day do ya?

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It'd be a whole lot easier to just use the European word "Elk" -- except that that's used here for a slightly-smaller (but still very large) animal, also a member of the deer family.

 

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I love meeces to pieces!

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Sorry, Martina, didn't mean to hijack the cute-pictures thread for a linguistics discussion!   :offtopic:

 

So back to my actual question -- was that a photo of a mother moose and her two babies?  (And how's that for avoiding any need for the plural by means of circumlocution?   ;)  )

 

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That is possibly the cutest sprinkler I've ever seen.

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Since you liked that one so much here's another. :thumbsup:

 

 

         

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That was awesome. But what's the plural of sprinkler? Sprinklee?

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Sure, why not?

 

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Ah, great, Ruthy is back to help with the "no-dogs" pics (looks a bit like a manip, but who cares, it's fun :D) so I can sneak one doggie pic in :smile:.

 

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That's a Pomsky - Pomeranian/Husky crossbreed.

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Alex says "For a dog, that's cute."  (Which is about the biggest compliment he's likely to pay any dog.)  I think it's just adorable -- but then I like Pomeranians and I like Huskies, so what's not to like?

 

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I sense a theme here ....

 

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Well I have a soft spot for huskys:

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Either he can't read, or being a "king-fisher"....he just don't care.

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