Re: Is it time to ditch those old Latin genitives?
Genitive, schmenitive! What about those antiquated plurals? I mean, fora? What the heck is wrong with forums? Of course, many of these more sensical plural forms are creeping into dictionaries as second preferences (and octopuses is already first choice!), so they're moving into the language, but the creeping is much too slow. Dictionary makers follow the actual usage of the language, so if everybody starts using the standard "add an s" to form plurals rather than the antiquated latin form, maybe we can get this straightened out in, oh, the next couple of centuries. :roll:
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