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Author:   kingy
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 4:32pm (PST)
Subject:   Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Which do you think should be the plural form? Mongoose I believe is the correct form, but I always mispronounce it "mongeese" because it annoys the shit out of me to do otherwise.

Also, I guess we can discuss other types of plural words and how the English language likes to be *bleep*ing stupid.




Author:   Strawberryclock
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 4:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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It's mongooses. The connection to a goose is etymologically coincidental.

People who hold that a bunch of octopuses are actually octopi don't know shit. Octopus is from a greek root, you wanna get technical about it octopodes would be more correct than octopi, it's not a second declension latin noun.

2 years of actually taking latin class butthurt.



Author:   kingy
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 4:41pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Author:   Dan_bug
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 4:52pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Saw the title of this thread and immediately thought of this...





Author:   Quierta
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 5:06pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Kingy for the love of god I was cutting up MANGOS.



Author:   kingy
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 5:11pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Author:   Phil Anselmo
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 5:14pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Mongi



Author:   Dynamite
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 5:14pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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I believe both "mongooses" and "mongeese" are accurate.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mongoose



Author:   kingy
Date:   Jul 12, 13 at 5:23pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Dan_bug 'mongs'. I love Karl.

Well if the plural is actually mongooses then I'm really confused.




Author:   Vex the Pirate
Date:   Jul 13, 13 at 9:31am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Mongopods yos



Author:   David
Date:   Jul 13, 13 at 9:58am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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I was thinking of starting up a small zoo, so I wrote a letter to London Zoo;

"Dear Sir, I'm starting up a zoo, please send me 2 mongooses."

I thought that didn't sound right so I tried again;

"Dear Sir, I'm starting up a small zoo, please send me 2 mongeese."

Nope, that still didn't sound right;

"Dear Sir, I'm starting up a small zoo, please send me 2 mongi."

Ahh *bleep* it I thought,

"Dear Sir, I'm starting up a small zoo, please send me a mongoose.

P.S. Send me another one."



Author:   kingy
Date:   Jul 13, 13 at 1:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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^ Haha, brilliant.



Author:   Arjy
Date:   Jul 13, 13 at 1:52pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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The plural of mongoose is mongoes



Author:   Zero
Date:   Jul 13, 13 at 1:54pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Is the plural of penis peni?



Author:   kingy
Date:   Jul 13, 13 at 2:40pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mongoose or Mongeese?
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Who would say "hell yeah" to having two penises?


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