Talk:mouse

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Computer-related def. for "mouse."[edit]

Is this definition from the mouse page really disputed? I'm not a huge language expert, but I've seen and heard this a number of times.

# (''intransitive'') {{computing}} To operate a [[computer]] using a mouse (the input device).

V-ball 09:05, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Tagalog of mouse (animal)[edit]

The Tagalog of mouse is daga. Please mark it as correct already. A yao 03:25, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

If you know Tagalog, you can do this. — Paul G 09:36, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Pronunciation of verb senses[edit]

Does the pronunciation of the verb end in /z/ for all the verb senses of this word? I know that it does in the sense of "to hunt for mice", but I don't know about the other senses. I don't suppose it would for the disputed computing sense. — Paul G 09:38, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

No Z in *my* usage :-) How do we generally verify a pronunciation? Do we need sound clips? Jeffqyzt 16:30, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
No Z in mine, either. Frequently a noun in -s will change to -z as a verb (e.g., grease, to grease; house, to house), but if I were to say "to mouse", "mousing around", I would keep the S throughout. I have never heard it with a Z. —Stephen 18:43, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
The sOED gives both /-s/ and /-z/ as being acceptable. I can't remember now how I've heard people saying it, but /-z/ certainly wouldn't seem wrong to me. Widsith 15:50, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I have never heard it with a z either. I am removing the disputed pronunciation. Andrew massyn 13:15, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


Disputed pronunciation:

Cat?[edit]

In this meaning: "To hunt or catch mice (the rodents)." I have never heard of anyone or any creature but a cat doing this. I don't think I am mousing when I put out a mousetrap. Should cats be mentioned? Redddogg 02:13, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

I don't think that any creature is excluded from mousing, but certainly cats are the normal mousers in conversation. I added "usually". DCDuring TALK