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 Post subject: Forums or fora?
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 8:00 am 
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Bloody forums (fora if you insist.)
No I don't insist, because both are correct, depending whether or not one prefers ancient or modern.

We'll be getting into octopus, octopi and octopodes at this rate and Dipsy can flaunt his Latin and flout at the rest of us.

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 Post subject: Re: Forums or fora?
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:45 am 
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It's a word adopted into the English lanuage so the correct English is forums, the correct Latin for people who died centuries ago is fora. We're living Brits so forums it is.

Anyone disagreeing should first consider how they would refer to bums (ba?) or more correctly how they refer to anoraks (an Inuit word, plural form in that language unknown to me)

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 Post subject: Re: Forums or fora?
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:43 am 
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Actually it was forae and octupae.


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 Post subject: Re: Forums or fora?
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:22 am 
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Prove it Sci.

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