Mail message Sender: COPD@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM (COPD/Emphysema Online Support Mailing List) From: Patayott@AOL.COM Date: Tue, Jan 2, 2001, 12:05pm To: COPD@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM Subject: [COPD] off topic but neat ---dr seuse Dr Suess On English We'll begin with a box and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox should be oxen not oxes. Then one fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hise. If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen? If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called a beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth? Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose. And the plural of cat is cats, not cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim. So English, I fancy you will agree, is the craziest language you ever did see. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Subscribers To COPD To unsubscribe or change your subscription options go to Our Web Site Is at Our Web Site <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
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