Thursday, March 28, 2019

SOL 2019 -- Day 28 -- For the Longest Time




SOL story challenge, March 2019
Day 28 -- "For The Longest Time"
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There is a question I've wondered about for the longest time....



After taking lots of crocus pictures yesterday, 

the question came to the forefront of my thinking again. 

So I've written a Haiku about it:




For the Longest Time

I've been wondering.
The plural of "crocus" is....?
Crocuses? Croci??





Hmmmm....

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JudyK  :-)  March 28, 2019


10 comments:

  1. Either one words, although crocuses is the more accepted. I have to share this sentence I found when I googled your question . . . 'It is the season to plant flowering bulbs such as tulips, narcissi, crocuses and hyacinths.'

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    1. I once asked a friend who worked in a nursery and was familiar with many types of flowers and plants. He answered, "I don't know. Does it matter?" And that was the end of the conversation. ;-) ~JudyK

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  3. Are those your crocuses? They are beautiful! By the way, I´ve always used crocuses as the plural form!

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    1. Yes, those are my crocuses. I love them! I've also always said "crocuses" but never knew if that was the correct form. I just googled it, and found this info:
      "WORD WATCH. ... "Crocuses" is the most common form, but the Latin masculine plural "croci" may be used as well, even though "crocus" didn't originate as a Latin word. "Crocus" is derived from the Greek "krokos," which in turn may have come from the Arabic "kurkum."Mar 17, 2009
      What's The Plural Of Crocus? It's All Greek - tribunedigital-thecourant
      articles.courant.com/2009-03-17/news/words0317.art_1_plural-crocus-formulas

      Not Latin, but Greek, and maybe Arabic! I think that's so interesting!:-)

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  4. I always have such a hard time with those irregular plurals... love the pic to go with the haiku!

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    1. Yes, some words are just weird, right? :-) ~JudyK

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  5. What a great question! I'm so glad that you mentioned this dilemma. When I commented on your previous post, I pondered which to use and ended up just writing "flowers."

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    1. Ha! I've done the same thing! ;-) I could have just googled it before I wrote about it, but it was more fun to write the poem first. :-) :-) ~JudyK

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