Why English Is Hard To Learn
We'll begin with box; the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose is never meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full 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?
If I speak of a foot, and you show me two feet,
And I give you a book, would a pair be called beek?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't two booths be called beeth?
If the singular's this and the plural's these,
Should the plural of' kiss be ever called keese?
We speak of a brother and also of 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!