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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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I was thinking what is the plural for poi? Is it pois? I really hope not because I hate that word pois, its so ugly sounding isnt it. To me poi sounds like it could be plural itself, but who decides how things are pluraled anyway, has it allready been done?

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Posted:
rolleyes
In social discussion? umm

*gives a queazy hipthrust just like all the cool kids do*

and on one of the first lines on www.homeofpoi.com, it states:

Written by: www.homeofpoi.com

'Poi' are a traditional Maori dance prop from New Zealand




Note the "are", implying that "Poi" is the collective noun.
Its like sheep and fish.
The singular noun is the same as the collective.

IgirisujinSILVER Member
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biggrin that was quick, hurray now I know.

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AsenaGOLD Member
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Posted:
wow, that was quick, watch those hipthrusts UCOF....

hmmm, Pois? sounds like an incontinence pad brand we sell at work: Poise.... he he he

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Posted:
Ive thought that when Ive seen them too ubblol

newgabeSILVER Member
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Posted:
yeah I reckon it's poi. From NZ. Like Sheep

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MokaGOLD Member
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Posted:
Hmmm... NZ and Sheep in the same sentence... In Aus that usually means there a joke coming... wink

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DominoSILVER Member
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Posted:
Maybe we've all got it wrong and "poi" actually is the pural, whith the singular "po"

Or maybe it's got an irregular pural that not one has discovered yet...
One "poi"
Two "poietals"?

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Written by: UnbeatenChampionOfFighting


*gives a queazy hipthrust just like all the cool kids do*





Damnit... now its become all popular, I'm gonna have to stop doing it just to look original and cool... wink

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Posted:
havent we been here before umm wink

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Posted:
In the same range of questions...


To do some contact staff...To spin double staves right ?

Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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Posted:
so how can you be sure they are "poi" to rhyme with "boy" and not the french "moi" hmmmm???????

wink

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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SethisBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Why is this thread still open??? ubblol

@ Rouge: What are you talking about? Of course it's pronounced "P-Wah". Where have YOU been for the last 3 years? wink tongue

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Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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Posted:
...romania.....

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


SethisBRONZE Member
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Oooh, the CIA will find you now that you've posted what country you're in! Well, maybe if you post your name and address.

And only if there aren't any other people in a 200 mile radius who have the same name as you... ubblol

Heehee... I'm going to walk around calling them "Pwah" for the rest of the day now ubbrollsmile

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Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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Posted:
oh, Romania is only where I have BEEN! wink

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Posted:
lol my cousins used to call them pwah then giggle uncontrollably. Then my mum started calling them phio balls with a an f sound grrrr! Lets see what else did she call them 'poi poi's-or whatever there called' was flying around for a few days once too, used to make me cringe

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Posted:
I-thought-the-plural-of-poi-is-poi,-was-common-knowledge?
Apparently-not-shrug

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Posted:
Written by: *Aime*




(Damn-space-bar-broken,sorrymad)




ubblol ubblol
sorry that made me giggle a lot

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


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Posted:
maybe it's PIE *ho hum*

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AsenaGOLD Member
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Posted:
PIE!?!?!?!? *drooooool*

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Posted:
Written by: *Aime*


I-thought-the-plural-of-poi-is-poi,-was-common-knowledge?
Apparently-not-shrug

(Damn-space-bar-broken,sorrymad)




Haha, that happened to my brother, except he used the full stop instead of a hyphen... make sure you get a new one quick or you'll get used to it like he did and not be able to use the space again! Try.it..it's.fun.for.a.while! rolleyes

Also, i heard recently that fishes had been added to the dictionary as the plural of fish cos too many people used it...

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Posted:
That word is an abomination of the english language, the plural of fish is fish, how can anyone not know that? Whenwas the alst time you heard anyone saying 'a school of fishes'

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Dressed in BlackBRONZE Member
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Posted:
also just cos people say it, doesn't make it grammatically correct?!

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Posted:
Poi is the plural of poi!

For example what is the plural of sheep?

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Posted:
sheep although to aberdonians and the welsh its "a brothel" tongue ubbangel wink

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ducky2108A little bit of a board whore
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Posted:
Jesus fed the five thousand with loaves and fishes.

Not loaves and fish!

Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"


Dressed in BlackBRONZE Member
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Posted:
i still say it's PIE

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ducky2108A little bit of a board whore
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Posted:
So are you often found, pratising your moves with a single pie?

It would definitely be interesting to watch. What flavour is it?

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Posted:
Well no, pie would be plural soo if you remove one poi from the pie, then you are left with a singular poi.

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Posted:
hehe, that's great! biggrin

HoPer: I set my pie on fire and spun them around!

Normal person: Arent you supposed to eat pie? didnt your mother never tell you not to play with your food?

HoPer: Dont be silly you dont eat pie you spin them!

Normal Person: them? it's only one pie and you're supposed to eat it!

HoPer: No, it's two pie, if you have two pie and you remove one poi you're left with a singular poi but spinning poi isnt as good as spinning pie!

Normal Person: confused.... so what does a poi taste like?

ubblol

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