A place to discuss a daily word-guessing game.
Welcome to the Guess My Word blog. This is a place to discuss the words of the day chosen by Joon and Mike. This paragraph is here mostly as spoiler space. Here are today's words:
a lot of people have guessed mitochondria today. only two have guessed mitochondrion. there's nothing inherently plural about this concept (unlike, say, algae), so i'm curious about this. for what it's worth, mitochondria seems like a more natural guess to me too. nevertheless, if i ever decide to use this as my word, i can't see a good reason for using the plural.thoughts?
geez, even firefox's built-in spell-check is underlining mitochondrion but not mitochondria. what gives?