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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Dec 2017, 8:35pm

Primp
To clean and groom a cycle offered for sale in the hope of making more money
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these forums ("fora"?)

Postby 661-Pete » 21 Dec 2017, 11:05pm

"Fora".

OK not a new word as such, but one I don't think I used to hear, much, until the phenomenon of the 'internet forum' sprang into existence in the early 2000's.

I don't like it. I can't stop people using it, but to me it sounds an ugly piece of over-Latinised pedantry. I always say "forums" which is a perfectly acceptable English plural.
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby nirakaro » 21 Dec 2017, 11:15pm

+1. Fora is the recommended usage if you're talking about a number of ancient Roman public squares. Otherwise forums.

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Dec 2017, 9:06am

Pringle
Describes a buckled wheel rim that resembles a salty snack crisp
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby mercalia » 22 Dec 2017, 10:54am

Doing a (Mrs) May? has any one coined that yet to mean doing some thing with an effect in mind and getting the opposite? in her case calling an election and getting a wrose result than she had already.

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby [XAP]Bob » 22 Dec 2017, 11:53am

Not from this forum, but I prefer faecebook...
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby thirdcrank » 22 Dec 2017, 1:14pm

nirakaro wrote:+1. Fora is the recommended usage if you're talking about a number of ancient Roman public squares. Otherwise forums.
(My emphasis)


Getting rusty here and I was never much good in the first place but shouldn't that be foris? :wink:

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby 661-Pete » 22 Dec 2017, 3:37pm

thirdcrank wrote:
nirakaro wrote:+1. Fora is the recommended usage if you're talking about a number of ancient Roman public squares. Otherwise forums.
(My emphasis)


Getting rusty here and I was never much good in the first place but shouldn't that be foris? :wink:

Only in the dative or ablative. Forum is a second-declension neuter noun. It goes:
Forum, forum, forum, fori, foro, foro; Fora, fora, fora, fororum, foris, foris.
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby thirdcrank » 22 Dec 2017, 3:52pm

But if we are talking about them, I'd presume it would be the ablative :? de foris :?:

( A roundabout way of hinting that the English is, or ought to be, forum/ forums in any context. )

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby nirakaro » 22 Dec 2017, 6:38pm

Et qui rit des curés d'Oc?/De Meuse raines, houp! de cloques./De quelles loques ce turque coin./Et ne d'anes ni rennes,/Ecuries des curés d'Oc.

Doubtless you also know -
Un petit d'un petit s'etonne aux Halles
Un petit d'un petit a degres te fallent...
etc.?

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Dec 2017, 7:09pm

UpWrong: not a bent
Bent = DownRight
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Dec 2017, 7:17pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:UpWrong: not a bent
Bent = DownRight

I complained once about that word. Surely both are 'right'?
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Dec 2017, 8:19pm

661-Pete wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:UpWrong: not a bent
Bent = DownRight

I complained once about that word. Surely both are 'right'?


Yes yes both are valid and good
But I do remember the *frisson* of excitement I felt when I understood *UpWrong*
It is fun to tease non-cyclists with our special words (in a friendly way)
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Dec 2017, 10:55pm

661-Pete wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:UpWrong: not a bent
Bent = DownRight

I complained once about that word. Surely both are 'right'?


It's humour - clearly the rover safety bicycle is an acceptable form of transport, but if getting lower (than an ordinary) was a safety improvement, then how much more is getting lower still ;)
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby 661-Pete » 24 Dec 2017, 9:15am

[XAP]Bob wrote:It's humour - clearly the rover safety bicycle is an acceptable form of transport, but if getting lower (than an ordinary) was a safety improvement, then how much more is getting lower still ;)
False analogy. In the days of the Ordinary, the only competing road transport was horse-and-cart. And the main danger was that of falling off from a height!

Nowadays, although I see very few 'bent riders in my area, those I have come across appear to be less visible to motorists than uprights, especially if they choose to 'filter' (something a 'bent rider had best avoid).

The main advantage of a 'bent, in my view, is that it opens up cycling to those who cannot ride, or feel uncomfortable riding, an upright.

(*ducks and waits for flak to fly*)
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
--- Arthur Eddington (creator of the Eddington Number).