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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on June 23, 2007, 11:03 pm

In case anyone's wondering, Michelle is referring to

Say, Michelle, Mark Conrad once claimed to drive a Prius, but knowing
him, he's probably found an alternate way to use it that makes sense
only to him while severely reducing his mileage.

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Posted by Michael Pardee on June 23, 2007, 4:23 pm

Is it just my imagination, or is the battle over made-up words often more
intense than the one over actual, real words of legitimate origin? Maybe we
should be glad we aren't trying to determine the plural of Leganza, Xterra
or Vue.

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on June 24, 2007, 6:15 pm

On Jun 21, 6:03 pm, mikeP...@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg)

"Prius" is a Latin word.  However, the definition that Toyota supplies
is not correct.

Posted by Diako on June 25, 2007, 7:36 pm

Maybe this may help: in Italian nobody would dream of using the plural of
Prius so the subject of this thread: "Wife & I have 2 Prius" in Italian is
"Io e mia moglie abbiamo 2 Prius" and, you  know, Italian comes from
Prius is perceived as Latin adverb (earlier, before, ahead) or, most
probably, a proper name with no plural usage.
I have 2 Apples or 2 Apple or 2 Apple computers?


Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 25, 2007, 8:19 pm

If they're fruit, you have two apples.  If they're computers, you have
two Apple computers (or two Macintosh computers, or one of each).

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