“The water-elephants, as the natives term the hippopotami, frequently came snorting near us, but fortunately did not touch our canoe.”
“Although I do also tend to say "hippopotami": I hold that the pluralising rule -us - -i for words marked +classical is perfectly good English morphology, and I quite like the sound of other persons' teeth grinding.”
“The exotic animals such as hippopotami, elephants and rhinoceroses that were all part of the huge show going on each night would be easy to view from anywhere in the stadium.”
“We saw three hippopotami close to another of these islands.”
“We could not sleep with the noise of the hippopotami, which came close to the bank and kept snorting and blowing all night.”
“I counted at one time thirteen of them ranged along shore, and three hippopotami.”
“Crocodiles and hippopotami — Reach Faraba – Loss of one of the soldiers —”
“Enter the Simbani Woods; precautions thereon, and sacrifice and prayers for success — Banks of the Gambia — Crocodiles and hippopotami — Reach”
“In the evening we started and came to before an island; we saw on shore a great quantity of hippopotami; on our approach they went into the water in such confusion, that they almost upset our canoe.”
“We departed early, and crossed Kirgout, a river full of hippopotami and alligators.”
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Words that are just fun to say. Entirely subjective, but I like 'em regardless. A complement to the list They Stumble Off The Tongue.
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