Starting a zoo
Murphy decided to find an interesting hobby. Animals appealed to him so he
wrote to the local pet store.
I'm starting my own zoo and would like you to send me two mongooses ...'
He looked at the spelling and thought, 'That's not right'. So he wrote: 'Send
me two mongi'. That looked even worse. '... send me two mongeese.' No, that was
worse still. In the end, though, sanity prevailed and he wrote:
I'm starting my own zoo. Could you please send me a mongoose.
PS. And could you send me another one?