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A197 - Multiple Referenda Amendment 2017 Watch

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Referendum is a Latin gerund, referenda is only a word because there are so many idiots who try to look smart.
    If you disagree with its status as a word take it up with the dictionary. If that is the extent of my grammatical faults, then I feel you've exaggerated.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Referendum is a Latin gerund, referenda is only a word because there are so many idiots who try to look smart.

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    Words are often adapted from their origin language into new ones. I don't see a problem with this other than that it opens up a space for condescending people to deride the validity of the adaptation
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    If you disagree with its status as a word take it up with the dictionary. If that is the extent of my grammatical faults, then I feel you've exaggerated.
    Words and definitions don't leave the dictionary, only common usage.

    (Original post by Gladstone1885)
    Words are often adapted from their origin language into new ones. I don't see a problem with this other than that it opens up a space for condescending people to deride the validity of the adaptation
    *******isation of languages should simplify and remove exceptions, not complicate and introduce more exceptions, for instance simplified English changing lots of "s"s that are pronounced "z" with a "z" (*******ise to *******ize for instance). While plural gerunds using the "standard" pluralisation ate less common than nouns throwing exceptions the exception nouns and still far less common than standard pluralisation. Octopi should become octopuses rather than referendums to referenda.

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Words and definitions don't leave the dictionary, only common usage.



    *******isation of languages should simplify and remove exceptions, not complicate and introduce more exceptions, for instance simplified English changing lots of "s"s that are pronounced "z" with a "z" (*******ise to *******ize for instance). While plural gerunds using the "standard" pluralisation ate less common than nouns throwing exceptions the exception nouns and still far less common than standard pluralisation. Octopi should become octopuses rather than referendums to referenda.

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    Referenda contains fewer characters than referendums
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    *******isation of languages should simplify and remove exceptions
    Except that is rarely the case (in the long term) in any language anywhere.
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