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Re: [APD] Re: Viruses and worms -- and hipper hippopotamology
Depends on what you want to use as your guide to speech.
If you follow the vernacular, it sure is, along with
"aquariums," because, by gosh, that's what people say when
they refer to those things. If you don't follow the
vernacular, but prefer to follow older usage, "a" for "um"
has links to the latin, although not all latin terms ending
in "um" can be made into plurals by change "um" to "a." I
think they at least need to have been nouns to start with.
But that is the situation with "aquarium."
Here's a page people often cite on this general topic:
Personally, I think you can call tanks under 5 gallons
aquarita, but that's just funnin' with words ;-) .
--- GramFran413 at aol_com wrote:
> In a message dated 9/13/03 6:05:57 AM Pacific Daylight
> aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com writes:
> > Viruses and worms -- and hipper hippopotamology
> While we're at it...is the plural of aquarium truly
> Growing old is inevitable; growing UP is optional.
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