What is the plural?

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What is the plural?

No one for spelling at a loss is

Who boldly spells Rhinocerosses.

I've known a few (I can't say lots)

Who called the beasts Rhinocerots.

Though they are not so bad (O fie!)

As those who pay Rhinoceri.

One I have heard (O holy Moses)

Who plainly said Rhinoceroses.

While possibly a Fourth-Form Boy

Might venture on Rhinoceroi

The moral that I draw from these is

The plural's what one damn well pleases.


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