Thursday, August 12, 2010


Today is Glorious Twelfth, which sees the opening of the grouse shooting season here in the United Kingdom. So, if someone has a good aim, what do you say? How many grouse did you bag? Well, there are a few different plurals for nouns ending in -ouse.

House - houses
Blouse - blouses
Mouse - mice
Louse - lice
Grouse - grouse

It is one of my fave jokes to ask "how many hice in this street are afflicted with mice... "

1 comment:

Lori said...

Cute! I still wonder, now that many of us use a different kind of "mouse" at our computers, what the plural of that kind of mouse would be. Mouses or mice?