What Is the Plural of Hippopotamus?

And the plural is?
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Question: What Is the Plural of Hippopotamus?

Answer:

Technically, you could use either hippopotamuses or hippopotami and be correct. This isn't much comfort to many people, however, since both seem to make us feel a little silly.

It's probably safest to go with hippopotamuses.

 

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