augstine baker
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(11-07-2010, 06:57 PM)icecream Wrote: ahh, you scared me there! i was looking at my name from different angles trying to find the mistake  ;D

I wonder if this is a vice, my messing with people like that.

Today, while helping clean up at church, I got my friend when he moved a baby carrier thingy which had a bunch of things in it (a purse, some baby stuff) and had a jacket or blanket on top rather carelessly so we could move the table it was on, I said with some alarm, "There is a baby in there!". He believed me for that moment...

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#12
no vice. good, cleann fun!!
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#13
i posted this while he was online purposefully to get his attention. i think he evading his responsibilites and oesnt want to face the fact that he made a typo

augstine: its okay! we all make mistakes!
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#14
I presumed it was so he could do web searches on himself without bringing up the actual Augustine Baker.

Or since he appears to be on other fora - perhaps the first one he signed up to had a character limit.  ???
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#15
hmm those possibilities too.

i must get to thie bottom of this mystery  ;D
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#16
(11-07-2010, 09:20 PM)paragon Wrote: Or since he appears to be on other fora - perhaps the first one he signed up to had a character limit.  ???

In Latin, forīs. In English, forums.

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#17
(11-07-2010, 09:50 PM)Rosarium Wrote:
(11-07-2010, 09:20 PM)paragon Wrote: Or since he appears to be on other fora - perhaps the first one he signed up to had a character limit.  ???

In Latin, forīs. In English, forums.

The (nominative) plural of forum in Latin is fora. Foris is the dative and ablative plural.

In English, there are two correct plurals: "forums" and "fora". The plural "forums" seems to be more widespread but "fora" is perfectly acceptable, as far as I know.
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#18
Ha!  Beat an educated person at something! [Image: Smiley_wink.gif] [Image: Smiley_wink.gif] [Image: Smiley_wink.gif]

There's a first for everything.
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#19
(11-07-2010, 09:54 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(11-07-2010, 09:50 PM)Rosarium Wrote:
(11-07-2010, 09:20 PM)paragon Wrote: Or since he appears to be on other fora - perhaps the first one he signed up to had a character limit.  ???

In Latin, forīs. In English, forums.

The (nominative) plural of forum in Latin is fora. Foris is the dative and ablative plural.

In English, there are two correct plurals: "forums" and "fora". The plural "forums" seems to be more widespread but "fora" is perfectly acceptable, as far as I know.

The nominative is never used after prepositions.

Now, without looking, what is the plural of "octopus"?
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#20
I don't even know what a nominative is, but you will find 'fora' in any decent English dictionary.  :fish:
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