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Friday, February 12, 2010
A Portmanteau That Really Fits the Bill
What a fun
word; however, according to
, there is no other type of platypus so the term "duck-billed" platypus is redundant.
Another linguistically interesting fact from
is that "there is no agreed term for the plural of platypus, with platypus, platypoda and platypuses all being used."
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February 12, 2010 at 6:39 PM
I vote for platypi
February 12, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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