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A discussion at work today about the plural of 'mongoose' posed an unexpected dilema: when the pub quiz machine at The Duke of York says 'mongeese' but Salman Rushdie says 'mongooses', who do you trust?

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 5th, 2002 04:50 am (UTC)
The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors gives mongooses as the plural. I think this
makes sense given that a mongoose is not a type of goose. It is possible that mongeese is also valid English (given that any mistake made consitently for 100 years is valid English, since we have no Academy Fran&ccidel;aise equivalent).
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