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CHILDISH CONCERNS PRESENTS:

WHY ENGLISH IS SO HARD

(and how to make it easier to read without changing it)

If more than one box is called boxes, 
why isn’t more than one ox called oxes? 
 
 

If more than one moose is called meese,
why isn’t more than one goose called geese?
 

We call more than one mouse mice,
but we don’t call more than one house hice.
 

If more than one man is called men,
why isn’t more than one pan called pen?
 

 

 We don’t have foots, we have feet,
but we don’t call a pair of boots, a pair of beets.
   

If we call one of them a tooth but a row of them teeth,
why isn’t a row of booths called beeth?