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CHAT: Rhinocerotes (was: Worse Greek 102 (was: Bad Latin 101))

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, February 2, 2001, 16:18
Raymond Brown wrote:

> But PLEASE, PLEASE keep the other two monsters your side of the Atlantic!
Quine (the logician) says that most people write "rhinoceri"; some vaguely remember that the word is Greek, and conjecture "rhinoceroi". But the true plural of the grim beast is "rhinocerotes", four syllables. (Of course "rhinoceroses" is the standard form.) -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein