I fall upon the thorns of life, I bleed!
fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.
Yeah nice, I love these linguistics posts. It’s an Algonquian word.
Also the German word for corn is Maise, long before any contact was made with the Native Americans who call corn Maize. Freaky linguistics Friday!