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.)
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