English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

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Mick F wrote: 15 Jan 2023, 3:48pm ............ let alone the demise of twice and now replaced with "two times".

The demise of thrice has happened in my lifetime, but what was "four times" called?
Fice or quice?
Wiktionary has fourice and frice. The OED has neither and I suspect that they are modern and possibly humorous extrapolations.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/thrice

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Manc33 wrote: 15 Jan 2023, 4:39am Hat trick has been said in football for many decades. Brace - maybe 1 year. It's a fad, it will go away again.
We'll know in a couple of decades!
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Bmblbzzz wrote: 15 Jan 2023, 8:25pm We'll know in a couple of decades!
Or even a brace of decades. About 20 years.
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Sorry, but four times is just boasting ...
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Lionel Richie song.
One time, two times, three times a lady.
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Mick F wrote: 17 Jan 2023, 8:10pm Lionel Richie song.
One time, two times, three times a lady.
Lyricists can draw on a deep well of aberration known as artistic licence. Taking them seriously is the real mistake.
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