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Padraic Brown scripsit:

> Yep. All the shops around here (Best Buy, Comp USA,
> etc) all sell _mice_; the computer/tech shows use
> _mice_ as well. I'll check the adverts tomorrow to see
> what's in print.

Pinker notes that this usage has been changing: "computer mice" is
now more acceptable.

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