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Speaking of the praying mantis IV

"I noted a striking lack of plural construction in your piece devoted to the praying mantis (Thursday's Slice)," wrote Jill Carlson. "By design?"

I suppose so. To me, "praying mantises" looks like "praying mantiseseses."

Moreover, some say "mantes" is the correct plural form. So I decided to punt. 

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