Just to prove that we work 24/7 to satisfy the insatiable
curiosity of our readers, here’s the answer.
ther·mos (thûr’məs) — Pronunciation Key
n. plural = ther·mos·es
A vacuum bottle used to keep beverages hot or cold.
[Originally a trademark.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
I know, I know…. now you want the question. (Some of you have been watching “Jeopardy” too long!)
WordPress has a nifty tool that tells us how people find our site. Believe it or not, someone was searching for the plural of “thermos.”
Back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I wrote an article joking about the plural of ‘thermos.’ I said I thought it should be ‘thermi.’
Based on this obscure reference, a search engine send some poor student of the English language to my site. The least I can do is set the record straight!
Probably, it’s too late for that person, but I’ve made it my personal goal to seek and report the right answer.
Now I can take a rest! Whew! This ice is cold!!
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