The difficulty of plurals

A zookeeper wants to order new 
animals. Filling in the forms, he types “two mongeese.” As that doesn’t look right to him, he writes “two mongoose” and then “two mongooses”. Not knowing what the correct plural is, he types, “One mongoose, and while you’re at it, please send us another one.”

Please note: According to Dictionary.com, the plural of “mongoose” is “mongooses”. It’s a small and very fast animal from India that eats snakes and rodents.

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Written by Christine Burgmer

9. July 2016