Re: Microsoft Manual of Style

Subject: Re: Microsoft Manual of Style
From: Lisa Higgins <lisa -at- DRDDO1 -dot- EI -dot- LUCENT -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 15:15:26 +0000

> 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.

I guess this is a personal preference, but I think 'mouse devices' is
one of the most inelegant solutions I've seen.

FWIW, my brother used to order three hamburgers, for example, by
asking for "a hamburger, and another hamburger, and another
hamburger."

The _Reid Manual of Style_ will be on the shelves as soon as I get
someone to publish it, so don't be too quick to blow your budgets
this year.

Lisa.
lhiggins -at- lucent -dot- com

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