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And It Is Said That English is Easy, But...

We'll begin with box, the plural is boxes,

but the plural of ox is oxen not oxes.

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

but the plural of moose is never meese.

You find a lone mouse, or a whole nest of mice,

but the plural of house is houses not hice.

The plural of man is always men,

but shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If I speak of a foot and you show me two feet,

but I give you a boot, should a pair be called beet?

The singular's this and the plural is these,

but should the plural of kiss ever be keese?

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,

but though we say mother, we never say methren.

The masculine pronouns are he, his and him,

but imagine the feminine she, shis and shim.

Any questions?

If a lamb is called a ram and a mule is called an ass,

why is a ram in the ass called a goose?

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