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Posted by Buck Frobisher on December 8, 2004, 6:08 pm
 
"I had a Prius then, and loved it.  In fact, I've now had three Prii since
they first came out."

Sounds kinda funny, but would "priusses" be better?

Just stirring the pot, pretty quiet here lately.

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regards,

Frank Johansen
Aurora, Ontario



Posted by Mike Rosenberg on December 8, 2004, 9:43 pm
 


Well, since Prius isn't a Latin word, it wouldn't be pluralized
according to Latin rules, so the plural should be Priusses.

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Posted by nobody on December 9, 2004, 4:38 pm
 On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 16:43:28 -0500, mike@POSTTOGROUP.invalid (Mike
Rosenberg) wrote:


Prius is in my latin dictionary as an adverb: prior, before,
previously, formerly. Example: "prius quam" = before that.

You're driving an adverb! :-)

Rod


Posted by Mike Rosenberg on December 9, 2004, 11:28 pm
 

You learn something new every day!


LOL!  And, of course, you don't pluralize an adverb at all.

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Mike Rosenberg
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<http://bogart-tribute.net>  Tribute to Humphrey Bogart

Posted by nobody on December 11, 2004, 3:52 am
 On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 18:28:43 -0500, mike@POSTTOGROUP.invalid (Mike
Rosenberg) wrote:


Maybe we should use it as we do sheep, shrimp and you, singular or
plural depending on context.  

"Mr.Dealer, how many Prius do you have on your lot today?"
"I have ten Prius being prepped right now. Want one?"

Sounds more elegant than Prii or Priuses.

Rod

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