Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
RoAnnon

Forum URL

Recommended Posts

The plural form of "forum" is "fora", not "forums"

 

From dictornary.reference.com:

fo·rum

   /ˈfɔrəm, ˈfoʊrəm/ Show Spelled[fawr-uhm, fohr-uhm] Show IPA

–noun, plural fo·rums, fo·ra  /ˈfɔrə, ˈfoʊrə/ Show Spelled[fawr-uh, fohr-uh] Show IPA.

1.

the marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city, the center of judicial and business affairs and a place of assembly for the people.

2.

a court or tribunal: the forum of public opinion.

3.

an assembly, meeting place, television program, etc., for the discussion of questions of public interest.

4.

the Forum, the forum in the ancient city of Rome.

 

Both spellings are acceptable, and "forums" seems to be the accepted usage in the context of forum software.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Both spellings are acceptable, and "forums" seems to be the accepted usage in the context of forum software.

 

Both spellings are only acceptable because we had enough ignorant people misspelling it long enough that it worked its way into the dictionary. Wrong is still wrong, no matter how many people claim it's right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.