Plurals   Friday, March 05, 2004, 20:27 GMT
What is the correct plural for these?


Hyppopotamuses or mi
Octopuses or octopi
platypuses or platypi
omnibuses or omnibi
antennas or antennae
mjd   Saturday, March 06, 2004, 07:33 GMT
For bugs, the plural is antennae. For radio antennas it's, as I just wrote, antennas.
Octopus   Tuesday, March 09, 2004, 01:24 GMT
all I know is that octopi is correct, but almost no one says this, most people just try to steer clear of using the plural of "octopus"
mjd   Tuesday, March 09, 2004, 02:53 GMT
Octopuses is fine. Octopi was an attempt to Latinize the word. Octopodes is a popular choice for many. There's a good thread about this in the archive somewhere.