Plural of "mouse"

Subject: Plural of "mouse"
From: Mary Shaw <MSHAW -at- MONEYNET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:47:21 -0400

Wayne J. Douglass wrote:
>> I have heard of "pointing devices" used as a plural form of computer
rodentia. And why not? It's the "P" in the WIMP computers we're talking
about. <<

That's an elegant solution, IMO, but -- what if we're dealing with a really
dumb user who won't realize that "pointing device" refers to their
mouse?

When writing for non-technical audience, I try to cater to the lowest
possible denominator.

(Keep in mind that I like your solution, in a way -- I'm just being the "Devil's
Advocate" here.) ;-)

-- Mary
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