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ThatDonGuy
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July 27th, 2020 at 5:48:01 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

what's the plural of radius and how do you spell it?



Radii (I pronounce it "RAID-ee-eye")
Ace2
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July 27th, 2020 at 6:29:51 PM permalink
Whatís the plural of Lexus ?
Itís all about making that GTA
ChesterDog
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July 27th, 2020 at 7:26:17 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Radii (I pronounce it "RAID-ee-eye")



Here are some rules about irregular plurals.

Try to figure out the singular of "latices." (Recently, I saw the word "latices" and had to look it up.)
ThatDonGuy
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ChesterDog
July 27th, 2020 at 8:02:49 PM permalink
Quote: ChesterDog

Here are some rules about irregular plurals.

Try to figure out the singular of "latices." (Recently, I saw the word "latices" and had to look it up.)



...that "latex" is not a proper noun. Remind me not to challenge it if somebody uses it in Scrabble.

Wizard
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July 28th, 2020 at 4:45:53 AM permalink
I didn't know the plural of penny was pence.

Now that I think about it, I think I've heard "pence" on UK television, but thought it meant more like "cents."
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charliepatrick
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July 28th, 2020 at 5:29:03 AM permalink
Prior to decimalisation (1971) we had Pounds, Shillings and Pence. So there are also expressions thruppence, a threepenny bit, etc..

The problem I have is with deer, fish, sheep etc. You can never tell how many there are!
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July 28th, 2020 at 7:26:37 AM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

Prior to decimalisation (1971) we had Pounds, Shillings and Pence. So there are also expressions thruppence, a threepenny bit, etc..



What about a guinea?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Gialmere
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July 28th, 2020 at 9:08:53 AM permalink
Puzzle by Shakuntala Devi


Fifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past three o'clock, how many minutes is it to six o'clock?
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
Joeman
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July 28th, 2020 at 10:48:01 AM permalink
650 Minutes.

50 minutes ago it was 200 past 3 or 6:20. So now, 50 minutes later, it is 7:10. In 10 hours & 50 minutes it will be 6:00. BTW, you can add 720 minutes to that total if you are using a 24-hour clock.
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Gialmere
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July 28th, 2020 at 11:07:33 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

650 Minutes.

50 minutes ago it was 200 past 3 or 6:20. So now, 50 minutes later, it is 7:10. In 10 hours & 50 minutes it will be 6:00. BTW, you can add 720 minutes to that total if you are using a 24-hour clock.


Sorry, no.

It's actually simpler than that but the crafty Devi confuses things with the way she phrases the question.
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.

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