Plural of mongoose? It’s properly ‘mongooses’, though there’s often confusion. You may be safer saying, “I’d like a mongoose please. Tell you what – make that two.”
An online petition has gained over 150 signatures. It reads:
We the people feel that the mongoose, specifically those members of the genus Herpestes and related genera, notable by their slender agile body and a long tail and their ability to seize and kill venomous snakes, have a stupid plural. As is, the plural of mongoose is mongooses. As anyone that is not an IDIOT will tell you, that is a very senseless plural. As such, we wish to change the plural of mongoose to mongi.