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What is the plural for Mongoose?

Asked by AstroChuck (37461points) June 15th, 2008

I know. Kind of a dumb question, right? But if the plural for goose is geese, it follows that the plural for mongoose must be mongeese. Except, I don’t think that’s right. Anyone know? Just a throw away question.

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bluemukaki's avatar

Mongooses is proper, but Mongeese is actually generally accepted. (in some circles at least).

I personally believe that it should work in a numerical fashion e.g. Hemigoose, Mongoose, Digoose, Trigoose, Tetragoose, Pentagoose, Hexagoose, Heptagoose, Octogoose… all the way up to Kilagoose (1,000 Mongooses)

jlm11f's avatar

Mongooses. oh wait, too late. what bluemukaki said.

Allie's avatar

I like to refer to them as mongi (just for the heck of it).

jlm11f's avatar

@ Allie – Mongi actually sounds cool!

sinscriven's avatar

I don’t like Mongooses, it looks weird to me. I go with Mongeese.

playthebanjo's avatar

I vote for mongeeses.

AstroChuck's avatar

phoenyx- I’m beginning to think that there are no original questions.

playthebanjo's avatar

only original answers?

amandaafoote's avatar

I like Mongeeses!

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