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Antennae vs. antennas

Did you know there is a difference between Antennae and Antennas? I always thought one was correct and the other incorrect. It turns out that both are used. Antennae relates to bugs and Antennas refers to the multiple appendages on 4WD vehicles.

In the U.S. and Canada, the plural of the noun antenna is antennae when the word denotes the flexible sensory appendages on insects and other animals. But when the word refers to a metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic signals, American and Canadian writers use antennas. British writers tend to use antennae for both purposes. Australian and New Zealand writers are split on the matter, using both plurals for the metallic devices.
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