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Why English is so Hard to Learn! March 01 2014

We’ll begin with box; the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, and two are called geese, yet the plural of moose is never called meese. You may find a lone mouse or a house full of mice, but the plural of house is houses, not hice.

The plural of man is always men, but the plural of pan is never pen.

If I speak of a foot, and you show me two feet, and I give you a book, would a pair be a beek? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn’t two booths be beeth? If the singular’s this and the plural is these, should the plural of kiss be ever called keese?

We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his, and him; but imagine the feminine…..she, shis, and shim!


Books for Boys... Old and Young! November 01 2013

Cars, engines, trains, guns, boats & planes feature strongly in our recent additions to our stock. Check-out in particular our Rolls Royce Heritage Series and our World War 1 books. Many of these books will be found in the More Categories listed on left-hand side of homepage. You may also find what you are looking for under Military, Seafaring or Collectibles. Have fun!

New Stray Dog Stock May 21 2013

The Stray Dog has recently been on a quick buying trip to New Zealand and has returned with some great new stock! Look out for additions to our military, fishing, children’s, first edition literature & motoring collections….appearing over the next few weeks. Happy hunting!

The Saturday Age Commends The Stray Dog! February 14 2013

In the Feb 4, 2012 edition of The Saturday Age, in an article addressing the demise of yet another bookshop, Jason Steger laments the loss of what he calls “the excellent Stray Dog second-hand bookshop”. Some years back The Age also nominated us in their Top 5 Bookshops for their annual Top 5 publication. Thanks for the praise……we were sad to go. For us it was a very special shop patronised by our very special and seriously discerning customers!