Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

In Which One Midwest Man-in-Black Confers, Converses & Otherwise Hob-Nobs with his Fellow Hob-Men (& -Women) Concerning the Sundry Ways of the Famed but Ill-Starred Tribe of Witches.

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On Irregularity, or: That Whacky English Language

Manitoba Moose Survey Results - Manitoba Wildlife Federation


The plural of tooth is teeth,

and the plural of goose is geese.

Would somebody kindly

explain to me, please,

why the plural of moose isn't meese?



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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham Sunday, 23 May 2021

    I think we borrowed the word moose from the Algonquin, it's not an English word.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Monday, 24 May 2021

    Good old English. She's taken many lovers, down the long years.

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