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Old 04-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #21
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I call them Focuseseseses.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:04 PM   #22
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It's really very simple:

The correct plural form of "Focus" (as far as FoMoCo is concerned) is Focuses (which is a good thing because "foci" sounds like some kind of disease causing virus or bacteria).
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Toyota had a similar issue with the Prius. Anyone remember this?
http://vimeo.com/29334080
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It's really very simple:

The correct plural form of "Focus" (as far as FoMoCo is concerned) is Focuses (which is a good thing because "foci" sounds like some kind of disease causing virus or bacteria).
Which is what I used, since the conversation was in English. In order to save face that was being lost because of being out-debated in the other subjects in that thread, this other person attacked my use of "Focuses" as a plural; correcting me to Foci, which is not correct except in the nominative case, as my very long OP has clearly documented. If you're going to mess with the bull, stand by to get the horns.

I agree, Kabigon. We're posting in English, and Foci sounds like the way someone catches a virus. Since I own two 2013 Focuses, I shall refer to them as Focuses, and anyone who tries to correct me will be provided with the link to the original post of this thread, along with whatever emoticon strikes me as appropriate at that particular moment.

And, meanwhile, I've had a fun time with one of my other hobbies. I actually practice Latin and French (on CDs) when driving my Focus. It's related, at least in my little corner of the universe. Italian might be next... especially if I go on a road trip.
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Toyota had a similar issue with the Prius. Anyone remember this?
http://vimeo.com/29334080
Nice! I never saw it. Good job on the search, though!
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Toyota had a similar issue with the Prius. Anyone remember this?
http://vimeo.com/29334080
Thank god I don't own a Prius. Or as the English pronounce it "pry us".
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This thread is giving me flashbacks to my greek studies.... lol. every time I hear the word declension, I start to twitch.

Thanks for the breakdown... but unfortunately I don't think this issue is settled. this debate has been around since the second focus rolled off the assembly line, and will continue until the second to last focus meets the crusher. and fighting about it only proves the age old adage: "arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics, even if you win, you are still retarded."
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This thread is giving me flashbacks to my greek studies.... lol. every time I hear the word declension, I start to twitch.

Thanks for the breakdown... but unfortunately I don't think this issue is settled. this debate has been around since the second focus rolled off the assembly line, and will continue until the second to last focus meets the crusher. and fighting about it only proves the age old adage: "arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics, even if you win, you are still retarded."
I prefer to think of it as "savant", not retard.
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