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I saw two on the road going home yesterday, and I'm not sure how to tell anyone about it :)
 

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frbill99 said:
If we use our Latin based system it should be Prii. :D

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4th declension neuter adjective. Depending on who you ask, the Latin plural is either "prius" and you change the noun which is being modified to a plural, or the Latin plural is "priores". (Root of "prius" is "prior")

Toyota seems to indicate that "Prius" is both singular and plural, like "deer" or "sheep"

Some English speakers tend to like "Priuses" or "Prii"

Or, you could treat like an adjective, and say that you saw "two Prius cars."

Whatever. we all know what you mean. :)
 

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It's Deja Vu All Over Again!

Didn't we go all through this once before? I know I made a complete fool of myself, last time.

Where is our Latin expert at the Vatican -- He can put this to rest in a hurry -- Help!
 

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We asked the Toyota executive in charge of the initial Prius rollout how his people refer to more than one Prius. His response was "Prius".

They use the same word for both. And since they named the vehicle, they are the ones that get the official say... though you can still refer to them the way you want.

I prefer "Prius" for plural. It has a stealth-like quality.
 

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LowCO2 said:
More than one genius = geniuses

More than one Prius = Priuses

:p
Makes sense to me... Now the only other quesiton... I've got my hoarde of locusts, my gaggle of gease, and my murder of crows...

What's the word for Priuses (Prius, Prii)
 

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melgish said:
LowCO2 said:
More than one genius = geniuses

More than one Prius = Priuses

:p
Makes sense to me... Now the only other quesiton... I've got my hoarde of locusts, my gaggle of gease, and my murder of crows...

What's the word for Priuses (Prius, Prii)
A Pride of Priuses
A surprise of Prius
A capacity of Priuses

Uhmmmm..... :?:
 

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A Parking-Lot of Prii (is this pronounced pre-ee or pre-eye?)
A Passle of Prius
A Population of Priuses
 

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LOLOLOLOL!!!
funny thread... couldn't put it down at all
good banter,

latin has gender divisions for some plurals...Masculine for Prius would then be Prium....Feminine would be prieau(pronounced pre-ay)

I'm not a laguage educated person but have run this one by some collage tweeks and this was thier take truthfully.

Made sense to me
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Well I'd say the "nav-lady-in-the-dashboard" rules out Prium.

:lol:
 

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melgish comes out of retirement to post to his 4 year old thread! :)
 

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Hep said:
melgish comes out of retirement to post to his 4 year old thread! :)
Just shows I still lurk once in awhile. Hope all is well.
 

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melgish said:
Hep said:
melgish comes out of retirement to post to his 4 year old thread! :)
Just shows I still lurk once in awhile. Hope all is well.

It is and back at ya. How many miles on half-breed now?
 

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Oh 77,777 ish... more than 75,000 less than 80,000.

seems like TLMM drives her more than I do these days.
 
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