Microsoft Manual of Style

Subject: Microsoft Manual of Style
From: Mary Shaw <MSHAW -at- MONEYNET -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 16:54:42 -0400

I wrote:
>> >> "Avoid using the plural "mice"; if you
>> >> need to refer to more than one mouse,
>> >> use "mouse devices"."
>> >>
>> >> The word "mouse" is acceptable for the singular.
>> >> Makes sense to me.

Tracy Boyington replied:
>> Why?

People are used to calling it a mouse. Fine for singular.
For plural, I think "mice" sounds dopey. "Mouses" sounds worse.
"Mouse devices" makes for an elegant workaround, IMO.

-- Mary
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