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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 22 Feb '06 02:37
    A word that when pluralized(?) has less letters than the original.
  2. 22 Feb '06 03:07
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    A word that when pluralized(?) has less letters than the original.
    cactus / cacti
    nucleus / nuclei
    hippopotamus / hippopotami

    probably most words that have the pluarl form ending in i
  3. 22 Feb '06 03:17
    what about one ending in a when it becomes a plural?
  4. 22 Feb '06 04:37
    like criterion / criteria?
  5. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    22 Feb '06 06:37
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    A word that when pluralized(?) has less letters than the original.
    mouse and mice

  6. Standard member Trains44
    Full speed locomotiv
    22 Feb '06 17:40
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    A word that when pluralized(?) has less letters than the original.
    Octopus's or Octopi
  7. 22 Feb '06 23:17
    datum/data
  8. 23 Feb '06 00:16
    spectrum/spectra
  9. 23 Feb '06 00:38
    -us and -um are both latin endings right? there should be quite alot of words then.
    so far i like mouse/mice best