His was a true biceps.

December 13, 2010

Before you judge my grammer (was vs. were), think about the following.  The singular of biceps is actually biceps.

Confused?  It gets worse.  The plural form is not biceps.  It is bicipites.

You could try using bicipites at the gym (i.e. “Dude, check out my bicipites!”), but I wouldn’t recommend it.



  1. I’m laughing AND learning!

    • Ha ha!

  2. The biceps name comes from the fact that this muscle has two heads (Latin = biceps) and has two points of attachment on the upper end. The triceps muscle on the back of the upper arm has three heads. Not sure why.

    • AND tricipities is the proper (but not common) plural form of triceps.

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