Thursday, October 14, 2004


Rhinoceros. Why not Rhinocerous? or Rihoncerous?

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Lessons Graded: forty


Greg said...

If I may, I was a bit of an etymology buff in high school:

Rhinoceros comes from the greek word rhinokeros, which is a combination of the words rhinos meaning nose and keras meaning horn.

Just FYI.

lemming said...

I love it! (blows kiss toward 465)

Anonymous said...

It's one of my favourite words. When I was a very young child and used to go to church with my parents I couldn't read the hymn books or understand the words so I just used to sing the word Rhinoceros over and over instead.

TeacherRefPoet said...

"-ous" would indicate an adjective, no?