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Thread: Article: Google Has A Secret Fleet Of Automated Toyota Priuses; 140,000 Miles Logged

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    Sorry I didn't really read the article, it being about google and cars and technology and stuff .

    I found the use of the word Priuses interesting though.

    What Is the Plural of Prius?

    • By Chuck Squatriglia

    This is a question that has perplexed us for some time now. We always assumed it was Prii or maybe Priuses but without being sure, we’ve always avoided using the plural form.
    It seems this question has stumped others as well. Some of the more popular suggestions offered in response to a blog post by Matthew Yglesias of The Atlantic are Prii, Priora and Priuses. Now Jan Freeman, a Boston Globe columnist who also writes for the International Herald Tribune, says she has the answer: Priora.
    Huh? Isn’t that a town in Illinois?
    We kid. Freeman, who had suggested Prioria in a blog post at Brainiac, put the question to Harry Mount. He wrote "Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life," which Freeman describes as "a paean to the joys of Latin," and presumably knows a thing or two about a language we haven’t thought about since high school.
    Mount says Prius is the neuter nominative/accusative singular form of the adjective prior, so the neuter plural is Priora. But Mount says he thinks of cars as feminine, so in that case the plural is Priores.
    We’re glad that’s settled. But we’re still going to avoid using the plural form.
    Last edited by IdolEyes787; 10-10-2010 at 10:32 PM.
    It's all Meg's fault.

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    “It’s a bug that ass wipe was invented before computers,” he said. “Your ass should wipe itself. It just makes sense.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdtphd View Post
    he said. “Your ass should wipe itself. It just makes sense.”

    Thats what this is for duh

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    thank god its google working on it and not microsoft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbintb View Post
    thank god its google working on it and not microsoft...
    You car would have needed a reset button in that case


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