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Forums and pedantry

evanbb
3/12/2008
6:56:23 AM
Given the pedantry usually encountered on this site, I think the label on the "forums" button should be changed to Fora, which is the correct plural of forum.

Pat
3/12/2008
8:46:09 AM
Should that be a capital "F" or lowercase?
kieranl
3/12/2008
8:52:30 AM
Isn't that contrary to the spirit of a dynamic evolving language?
By all means let us shoot people for incorrect use of the apostrophe but don't become obsessed with insignificant matters
Atomic_Tomatoes
3/12/2008
9:04:44 AM
According to the Oxford English Dictionary

forum

/form/

• noun (pl. forums) 1 a meeting or medium for an exchange of views. 2 chiefly N. Amer. a court or tribunal. 3 (pl. fora) (in ancient Roman cities) a public square or marketplace used for judicial and other business.

— ORIGIN Latin, ‘what is out of doors’.

Capt_mulch
3/12/2008
10:05:07 AM
On 3/12/2008 Atomic_Tomatoes wrote:
>
> — ORIGIN Latin, ‘what is out of doors’.
No wonder the Romans mainly climbed indoors - climbing in the forum was banned...

Escendo in forum est vexillum

tnd
3/12/2008
11:42:00 AM
I think the correct Latin syntax is "Escendo in forum vexillum est".

Latin is the ultimate pedant's language!
widewetandslippery
3/12/2008
12:19:44 PM
Isn't a pedant and ant you've just stepped on?

Pat
3/12/2008
12:28:13 PM
On 3/12/2008 widewetandslippery wrote:
>Isn't a pedant and ant you've just stepped on?

That would be an ant wouldn't it?
widewetandslippery
3/12/2008
12:28:54 PM
I stand corrected
gfdonc
3/12/2008
12:47:35 PM
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.

- Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.

garbie
3/12/2008
1:12:09 PM
On 3/12/2008 tnd wrote:
>I think the correct Latin syntax is "Escendo in forum vexillum est".
>
>Latin is the ultimate pedant's language!

Neil, you need the ablative case, so it should be "in foro" not "in forum". Also "scendere" - to climb, would be better than escendo - I climb. I dont think vexillum is right either - probably "impermissus".

So it would be "Scendere in foro impermissus est".

Finally after 30 yrs of waiting, doing Latin for the HSC wasn't a waste of time after all!

tnd
3/12/2008
1:43:32 PM
I won't argue Mike, I did 5 years of it at school and passed the Brit equivalent of HSC, but 30 years has obviously wiped my memory more than yours!
prb
3/12/2008
3:53:37 PM
When you wander up to Femroc wearing a coat, remember to take off your mantle before you do the
mantel.

Capt_mulch
3/12/2008
4:15:31 PM
Bah! What have the Romans ever done for us???

Cookie
3/12/2008
4:43:24 PM
just to interject

"There are no conjunctions here; a semicolon probably should go between the forum and the est. Literally it says: I do (emphatic) ascend to the forum; there is a/the flag (red battle flag)."

Wendy
3/12/2008
9:54:59 PM
On 3/12/2008 Pat wrote:
>On 3/12/2008 widewetandslippery wrote:
>>Isn't a pedant and ant you've just stepped on?
>
>That would be an ant wouldn't it?

Or a preant. Or possibly the squish formally known as ant.
Wendy
3/12/2008
9:55:46 PM
On 3/12/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Bah! What have the Romans ever done for us???

Did they do anything on grit?

Capt_mulch
3/12/2008
10:01:04 PM
On 3/12/2008 Wendy wrote:
>On 3/12/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>>Bah! What have the Romans ever done for us???
>
>Did they do anything on grit?

I think the FFA of Gaia was Janis Dawsius

kuu
4/12/2008
8:57:10 AM
On 3/12/2008 Wendy wrote:
>
>Or a preant. Or possibly the squish formally known as ant.


Given the Thread Heading I can't help myself.

Shouldn't Wendy's last line read "Or possibly the squish formerly known as ant"?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18/03/2009
1:16:36 PM

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