Chameleon Antenna

Chameleon Antennas is a site dedicated to defining whether a Chameleon has antenna or antennae. “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. When the word refers to a metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic signals, one usually will use antennas.” (Reference: Antennas vs Antennae – Grammarist) This, however, does not conclude whether or not a Chameleon has antennas, excuse me, antennae. So come back soon for the rest of this ‘tail’!

Definitions:

A) Antennas; In radio an antenna is the interface between radio waves propagating through space and electric currents moving in metal conductors, used with a transmitter or receiver.

B) Antennae; One of a pair of long, slender, segmented appendages on the heads of insects, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans. Most antennae are organs of touch, but some are sensitive to odors and other stimuli.

Source of confusion are the Greeks: In consideration that an antenna is a device that sends radio and television signals. The singular noun antenna is just one of the feelers on a bug’s head — a sensory wand the insect waves around to check out its surroundings. The plural of this antenna is antennae. (Those Greeks and their funny words!)