When speaking of the plural for a computer mouse, is it mice or mouses?

Or mouse? Or something else?

The sign in the Staples said mice, but I think that's wrong...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse

    (plural mice or mouses)

    So, I guess, either :)

    "Mice" and "mouses"

    The fourth (current as of 2006) edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language endorses both computer mice and computer mouses as correct plural forms for computer mouse. The form mice, however, appears most commonly, while some authors of technical documents may prefer the form mouse devices. The plural mouses treats mouse as a "headless noun", as discussed in the English plural article.

  • Cirric
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Hi. Most folks only use one mouse, so Mouse A and mouse B might work. The term comes from the way it looks, a body with a tail. I don't know where wireless mice come in :-)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mouses? Meece? Moose? Oops, mice is as correct as all the other terms.

  • 1 decade ago

    computer moses even though in the english dictonary states it should mice the computer mouse is an exseption

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is mice, though I freak my niece out and call them meeces

  • 1 decade ago

    its mice

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    meeces

  • 1 decade ago

    Meeces!? :D

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