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Subject:Re: Microsoft Manual of Style From:"Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 14 Apr 1997 15:53:05 -0700
At 03:07 PM 4/14/97 -0700, Bev Parks wrote:
>As I said before, this wouldn't be an issue if the plural of the term in
>question was formed in the standard way (by adding 's'). Why does
>"mouse" have to have special consideration just because the plural is
>formed differently? It is all still English.
By George, I think she's got it! Thank goodness the plural formation of
"bug" is standard or we'd really be in trouble.
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