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Old 02-25-2005, 03:20 PM
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Damn. Beat me to it.

I was going to say that foras (or forae) makes about as much grammatical sense as hobbitses.
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forae......yeuch. Tastes almost as bad as hobbitses.......
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"Foras" : "fora" :: "Peoples" : "people", maybe?
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I think "peoples" is dumb too, so yes.

Anyway, there's no one plural for forum -- it depends on how many you have. Two forums are eightum, three forums are twelveum, and so on.
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...Two forums are eightum, three forums are twelveum, and so on.
Now that is just silly.
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How 'bout we just say BBS?

Though I think forae makes about as much sense as farae and mitochondrion. Or farandolae. Whatever.

(MaverickZer0 would like to note the above makes more sense if one has read the Wrinkle in Time series, specifically the book he cannot currently remember the name of but is not Many Waters, a Swiftly Tilting Planet, or A Wrinkle in Time. Even then, it doesn't mae much sense.)
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How 'bout we just say BBS?

Though I think forae makes about as much sense as farae and mitochondrion. Or farandolae. Whatever.

(MaverickZer0 would like to note the above makes more sense if one has read the Wrinkle in Time series, specifically the book he cannot currently remember the name of but is not Many Waters, a Swiftly Tilting Planet, or A Wrinkle in Time. Even then, it doesn't mae much sense.)
Oh, no, I read those years ago... DX
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How 'bout we just say BBS?

Though I think forae makes about as much sense as farae and mitochondrion. Or farandolae. Whatever.

(MaverickZer0 would like to note the above makes more sense if one has read the Wrinkle in Time series, specifically the book he cannot currently remember the name of but is not Many Waters, a Swiftly Tilting Planet, or A Wrinkle in Time. Even then, it doesn't mae much sense.)
No. forae isn't correct latin. You see, forum (I think) is a neuter noun. Either that or it's in the accusative singular of the second declension masculine etc etc ad nauseam.
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OK, now you're just making words up.
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Ahh, English. My beloved bastard trade language with few rules and little sense.
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:49 PM
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English is what you get when you combine French and German, let sit for a millenium or so and then teach it to kleptomaniac monkeys.

English doesn't borrow from other languages so much as hit them over the head in a dark alley and then rifle through their pockets for loose vocabulary.
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French, German, Arabic, Sanskritic, and Greek, plus a sprinkle of various others, like, Chinese and Japanese.
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Everything after German is encompassed by the beating-other-languages-over-the-head-in-an-alley remark.

Plus you forgot Gaelic.
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Well, the French (Normans) did invade, as the Danes had before them, and add the Brythonic (Welsh, Cornish, Breton) languages to the Goidelic (Irish/Scots Gaelic, Manx).
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Das ist gut.

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That is good.

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Yes, Urban Dictionary is a great site, isn't it.
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French, German, Arabic, Sanskritic, and Greek, plus a sprinkle of various others, like, Chinese and Japanese.
You missed out Latin :P
And the original language of the native Britons :P:P:P:P:P
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You missed out Latin
It came in via French for the most part.

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And the original language of the native Britons
Which didn't contribute all that many words.
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Pfeh. Latin. The Romans were sissies.
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Sissies who conquered a sizable chunk of the known world, though.....
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