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- 22 أكتوبر 2011
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We'll begin with box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes;
Then one fowl is a goose, but who are called geese,
Yet the plural of mouse is never meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a whole set of mice,
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be pen?
It I speak of a foot and you show me your feet
And I give you the boot, would a pair be called a beet?
If one is tooth, and a whole set are teeth,
Why should not the plural of booth be beeth?
Then one may be that, and three may be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose.
And the plural of cat is cats and not cose.
We speak of brother and brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine — she, shis and shim!