New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 1:07pm

Fora - misused.
Forae - non-existant.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Dec 2020, 1:38pm

Four eyes: an abusive reference to a spectacle wearer.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby colin54 » 21 Dec 2020, 2:25pm

Existant, non-existent.
Fries wi' that ? An Old Mcdonalds saying.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 2:56pm

I'm sure would be wasting my time asking for the correct plural of forum in this context. So I won't.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Dec 2020, 3:45pm

How does language change, progress, grow, develop, improve? Through mistakes, 'abuse' even
I live near a Place, I think I shall take to calling it a Forum :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Jdsk » 21 Dec 2020, 3:53pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:How does language change, progress, grow, develop, improve? Through mistakes, 'abuse' even

Every word and every usage was once spoken or written for the first time.

The best lay introduction that I know is Deutscher's "The Unfolding of Language":
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unfolding-Language-Guy-Deutscher/dp/0099460254

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby mercalia » 21 Dec 2020, 5:30pm

B.C Before Covid
A.C After Covid

year one is January AC

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 5:35pm

Actually, forums is the new form of the word. The word that was used most recently for the first time. Fora is the plural of a word with a totally different meaning. Forums was invented to describe the plural of the modern day forum.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Dec 2020, 5:38pm

Who says? L'academie Anglaise?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 5:39pm

It's just a simple historical fact. I'm not actually bothered except forae isn't a word . It's simply that this thread is about new words. Fora isn't exactly incorrect, just unconventional.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Dec 2020, 8:36am

Brino
B - - - t in name only

Plus One!
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Jdsk » 24 Dec 2020, 9:45am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Brino
B - - - t in name only

Perhaps not all that new... from page 8 of this thread, 18 July 2018:

Cyril Haearn wrote:Brino
B**x*t in name only

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Dec 2020, 4:17pm

Motus*
Type of cycle apparently
Or PotUS in a lotus :?

* sounds a bit like one of my favourite words for one of my unfavourite things, -1
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Jan 2021, 9:24am

Cyclery: business purveying cycles
Winery: business making drinks from grapes
Whinery, Bleatery: internut forum
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