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    #51

    Re: Plural of the word "status"

    Quote Originally Posted by FiatLux View Post
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    "status" (long u) is the most technically correct form, even if Ox and Web want to make everyone feel all warm and snuggly about having crapped out a deuce like "statuses"
    I am not a great fan of the idea that we have to follow the plural rules of the original language, and it only seems to refer to a languages like Latin and Greek. And what happens when we borrow words from languages that don't have a singular/plural distinction? Would it be wrong to shove an -s on the end? If we borrow a word, we should use it the way we want to IMO.

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    #52

    Re: Plural of the word "status"

    FiatFlux, what's the plural of:
    - zloty,
    - kielbasa,
    - vodka,
    - ogonek,
    - sejm?

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    #53

    Re: Plural of the word "status"

    Quote Originally Posted by FiatLux View Post
    I may have to visit more often [if that's cool])
    Yes, provided you remember that I'm the rudest person here - don't try to outdo me!!


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    #54

    Re: Plural of the word "status"

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Yes, provided you remember that I'm the rudest person here - don't try to outdo me!!

    Apart from his misguided obsession with the subjunctive, philo is so often one of the most perceptive people on this forum.

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