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30 March 2015 15:38
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They're both correct, but forums is the version most used in modern English, fora is just a bit pretentious.



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30 March 2015 16:04
PaulManuell
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Quote from Nick_Edinburgh
Actually I've a feeling fora and forums mean slightly different things... PS and PP both host forums. Whilst online discussion boards and pubs are both fora. Or is it the other way around? Something like that.



You're sort of correct. Dusting off my dictionary, it gives forums as the plural of forum, a meeting or medium for an exchange of views. I'm taking Purestorm's forum to be an example of 'medium' in this instance. The dictionary then goes on to describe fora (under the 'forum' description) as (in ancient Roman cities) a public square or marketplace used for judicial or other business. However, just to muddle things a bit, looking at the description of fora in its own right, the dictionary has it as the plural of forum, but in parenthesis says in sense 3. What sense 3 is, though, I haven't a clue. So there you are, it's as clear as mud.


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01 April 2015 10:47
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I remember the good old days when people used quotation marks rather than exclamation marks.




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02 April 2015 10:24
PaulManuell
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Quote from EdT
I remember the good old days when people used quotation marks rather than exclamation marks.



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11 April 2015 10:58
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Grammar and language do evolve of course as does slang and local dialect? Not sure any of it matters as long as folk are able to communicate what they mean?


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11 April 2015 11:13
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Quote from OldMaster
Grammar and language do evolve of course as does slang and local dialect? Not sure any of it matters as long as folk are able to communicate what they mean?



Well it are an point of view but am not sure me agrees with yourself
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20 April 2015 07:58
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... and the use of 'yourself' instead of 'you'.
The one that really gets my goat is 'that' instead of 'the' or 'a'. As in, 'You should see him on that stage.' Which stage? The grammatical naus up there is obvious. They are indicating one particular stage, not generic stages.
They should all be taken out and hanged. Not hung.
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