Subforums are spiffy

Yep, another subforum, good this heh?
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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by sj26 » Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:59 am

fora sounds weird :roll:
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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by Oldiesmann » Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:04 am

Technically, this is a sub-forum of a sub-category of a sub-forum.

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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by stu15 » Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:01 am

theFinn wrote:Yes, that's right! Sub-forums are spiffy!!
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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by MarkS » Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:38 am

sj26 wrote:fora sounds weird :roll:
Well, technically, it can be either 'forums' or 'fora'

Don't know if that applies with UK English, but with US English, it does. ;)
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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:48 am

I guess that means I need to move to Scootyland, because I refuse to accept "forums" as a word. kthx.
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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by Draegonis » Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:02 pm

Sorry, forums is a word here in Scootyland too. ;)

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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by philipwh04 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:14 pm

I think the word `forums` cam about because someone said this is my forum's post (or something similar) and they missed the quote. to get it as forums. Then it was intrepeted wrong...

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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by Zoggie50 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:22 pm

The word "forum" originates from the Latin. In Latin, the rules of pluralisation state that the plural of "forum" is "fora". Therefore, many pedants argue that the plural in English should be "fora"; a loan word should follow the rules of its originating language.

However, in English, the rules of pluralisation state that the plural of "forum" is "forums". And seeing as the word has been fully assimilated into English, it makes sense to follow English rules. After all, how many people are aware of the Inuit pluralisation rules for "anorak"?

On the other hand, English has adopted several pluralisation rules from Latin, as shown by the words "formulae", "fungi" and "indices". Therefore, both "fora" and "forums" are acceptable, but the majority of people are more likely to understand the latter.
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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by Quillz » Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:30 am

Subfora are spiffy!

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Re: Subforums are spiffy

Post by Supercoolyo » Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:13 pm

Although Zoggie50 did his research, who cares? :lol: I'm going to go with whoever said "Fora sounds wierd", and say Forums :P

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