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1 minute ago, Love Zhaoying said:

The English plural forums is preferred to the Latin plural fora in normal English usage.

Careful, now.  You're getting close to the octopi/octopuses argument that has left way too much blood on the floor already.

Or maybe, "One hippopotami cannot get on a bus ..."

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2 minutes ago, Rolig Loon said:

Careful, now.  You're getting close to the octopi/octopuses argument that has left way too much blood on the floor already.

Or maybe, "One hippopotami cannot get on a bus ..."

Just quoting. One of my quotes (forgot which) was from the link YOU provided!

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3 minutes ago, Love Zhaoying said:

Just quoting. One of my quotes (forgot which) was from the link YOU provided!

Probably fake news. Quote only reliable sources.

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Irony - the fact that the linguist that understand the differences between irony, coincidence and sarcasm are unable to halt the evolving change in language that makes the terms interchangeable.

 

(yeah, I know, that's not quite right either.  Sue me)

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And just to derail a perfectly good derailed thread, the next line of that Allan Sherman stanza goes ..

"One hippopotami cannot get on a bus,
Because one hippopotami is two hippopotamus ..."

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4 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

Irony - the fact that the linguist that understand the differences between irony, coincidence and sarcasm are unable to halt the evolving change in language that makes the terms interchangeable.

 

(yeah, I know, that's not quite right either.  Sue me)

Close enough, since sarcasm is “verbal irony”.

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Won't you give to the "Nerds Who Debate Anachronisms Prevention Fund?"  Just 10 linden a day can be totally wasted if you act now.

[sad puppy meme goes here]

 

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3 minutes ago, Clover Jinx said:

Meanwhile the kitteh is still back on cognoscenti...

 
co·gno·scen·ti
ˌkänyəˈSHentē,ˌkäɡnəˈSHentē/
noun
plural noun: cognoscenti; noun: cognoscente
  1. people who are considered to be especially well informed about a particular subject.

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Does it mean anything when my kitty is smarter then me is?

 

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7 minutes ago, Clover Jinx said:

Meanwhile the kitteh is still back on cognoscenti...

 

I’ve never seen this! Sounds like my kinda flick.

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11 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

Won't you give to the "Nerds Who Debate Anachronisms Prevention Fund?"  Just 10 linden a day can be totally wasted if you act now.

[sad puppy meme goes here]

 

On a nice day, I like to frolic amidst the florum and faunum..

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For the scholarly, here's a spectrum of snooty terms to drop in cocktail parties to describe other people in cocktail parties:

Philistines >>> Naifs >>> Dilettantes >>> Aficionados >>> Cognoscenti  >>> Her Holiness

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1 minute ago, Rolig Loon said:

For the scholarly, there's a spectrum of snooty terms to drop in cocktail parties to describe other people in cocktail parties:

Philistines >>> Naifs >>> Dilettantes >>> Aficionados >>> Cognoscenti  >>> Her Holiness

On the other side of the spectrum, we have snowflake, cuck, fake news..

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1 minute ago, Rolig Loon said:

Philistines

I say this about my husband's family.  Well, some of them.  I made langastino scampi, grilled honey and balsamic veggies and bananas foster blintz for desert and what do I hear? "Got any chicken nuggets?" and "this looks French."

What they really want is a thick cut prime rib that is trimmed of all fat and pan fired unseasoned until it is bone dry, hard as a rock and grey as a grave stone through and through. I swear if ANY juice at all comes out when it is cut they call it bloody raw.  "Blood is not clear you freakin' philistines! "  What they do to choice meat is a sin.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

I say this about my husband's family.  Well, some of them.  I made langastino scampi, grilled honey and balsamic veggies and bananas foster blintz for desert and what do I hear? "Got any chicken nuggets?" and "this looks French."

What they really want is a thick cut prime rib that is trimmed of all fat and pan fired unseasoned until it is bone dry, hard as a rock and grey as a grave stone through and through. I swear if ANY juice at all comes out when it is cut they call it bloody raw.  "Blood is not clear you freakin' philistines! "  What they do to choice meat is a sin.

 

 

 

Let me guess: they are  from Texas.

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6 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

Yes, as am I.

 

My own Tx husband likes his bbq like butter and his steak like a slab of concrete. 

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7 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:
30 minutes ago, Rolig Loon said:

Her Holiness

Yes?

/me grovels obsequiously.

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29 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

I say this about my husband's family.  Well, some of them.  I made langastino scampi, grilled honey and balsamic veggies and bananas foster blintz for desert and what do I hear? "Got any chicken nuggets?" and "this looks French."

What they really want is a thick cut prime rib that is trimmed of all fat and pan fired unseasoned until it is bone dry, hard as a rock and grey as a grave stone through and through. I swear if ANY juice at all comes out when it is cut they call it bloody raw.  "Blood is not clear you freakin' philistines! "  What they do to choice meat is a sin.

 

 

 

Langostino scampi was so common growing up in Texas in the ‘70’s, they had it at the Sizzler.

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