Has anyone seen anything about a release date for Linux Mint 14 64 Bit with KDE?
markwiddicombe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 13:22:07 UTC 2012
On 6 December 2012 15:09, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 7:49 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 6 December 2012 12:28, Mark Widdicombe <markwiddicombe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 6 December 2012 14:23, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> According to Fowler's the preferred plural is forums.
>> It may prefer whatever it wishes; preference does not alter correctness.
>> Index -> indices; vertex -> vertices; formula -> formulae; forum ->
>> fora. And for that matter, octopus -> octopodes; rhinoceros ->
>> rhinocerotes; penis -> penes, as per crisis -> crises.
> I was once annoyed with "ubuntuforums" and "fedoraforums". Looking it
> up I found that it's fora for a physical forum and forums for a
> virtual forum. The latter probably came about because too many people
> are too lazy to learn and use the proper plural...
Forums /is/ the proper plural if you are communicating in English. If
you are speaking Latin, however, it isn't. Once a word has been
assimilated into the English language, it takes on English spelling
conventions. A rule of thumb is that if you write the word in
italics, i. e. as a foreign word, then use the foreign conventions,
otherwise it is an English word.
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