Danny Breslin

How it is…

The English Plural

Following on from yesterday’s post….

A Daily Thought

image0011The English Plural by George Carlin

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,

But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,

Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,

Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,

Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?

If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,

And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,

Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,

Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,

And the plural…

View original post 312 more words


October 4, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Thanks for reblogging this. I love George Carlin’s brand of funny, but this one was new and I enjoyed every word of it. Indeed, English is every bit as unpredictable as the Indian politician. 🙂

    Have a great day, and a great week ahead!

    Comment by mj | October 7, 2013 | Reply

  2. Yeah, it made me laugh too. English is a strange language, I blame the Germans!

    Comment by Danny Breslin | October 7, 2013 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: