Doh, as if I didn't know it was forums... but if you are going to correct someone on grammar for using a term in jest it's best to make sure you get it right because I was a long way from discussing public squares in ancient Rome. Forums is correct.
edit: About virus, poly, you might check out what Wikipedia says. Or keep on reading right here
"Since virus in antiquity denoted something uncountable, it was a mass noun. Mass nouns — such as air, rice, and helpfulness in English — pluralize only under special circumstances, hence the non-existence of plural forms in the texts."
It meant "poison." Wiki also points out that virus is an odd duck--a neuter 2nd declension noun. As second declension it would be viri in the plural (if there were a plural), but as a neuter it would be vira in the plural. So yeah, viruses.
Edited by yoyo52 (10/23/0908:51 PM)
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Classically inclined? That's a good one... I was using plain English with a play on words at just one point not talking about ancient Rome so your 'correction' was wrong as Phosphor pointed out. If the new idea is to pick everyone up on grammar we could be moving into an interesting era.
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