But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose.
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!
Grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?