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LookingForAJob
9th Aug 2016, 17:22
I have absolutely no interest in sport.....but it seems impossible to avoid it at the moment.

But I have just one question for the aficionados - is it stadiums or stadia?

Mad Monk
9th Aug 2016, 17:33
According to the OED, both appear to be correct usage.
Stadia
Of obscure history; prob. derived from stadium, and perhaps from the plural stadia.

Kulverstukas
9th Aug 2016, 17:34
is it stadiums or stadia

Arenas perhaps

angels
9th Aug 2016, 19:34
One of the good things about English is that we can adapt it so that if it sounds right it's probably okay.

Stadiums.

Lonewolf_50
9th Aug 2016, 19:38
One of the good things about English is that we can adapt it so that if it sounds right it's probably okay.

Stadiums. I think the word the that LookingForAJob("I have absolutely no interest in sport") is looking for is tedium. :cool: :}

LookingForAJob
9th Aug 2016, 20:55
Spot on, Lonewolf_50!

sitigeltfel
10th Aug 2016, 05:37
Arenas perhaps

From the latin word harena, a fine sand used to soak up the slippery blood of gladiators.

Health and safety, Roman style!

Krystal n chips
10th Aug 2016, 06:01
You can define sports venues in many terms....but, there is only one Valhalla...;):E

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=old+trafford+cricket+ground&biw=1280&bih=855&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3xpaIlbbOAhWF0hoKHbgJC-IQsAQINw&dpr=1

oldchina
10th Aug 2016, 06:29
"no interest in sport"
When in Rome ... put the athletes in the stadium then let in the lions.
More fun than Olympic ping pong

gemma10
10th Aug 2016, 06:55
Arenium, Stadium, Tedium. Reminds me of the song about the Periodic Table. Pandemonium.:)

ORAC
10th Aug 2016, 08:11
Aka gymnasium, aka hippodrome.

clareprop
10th Aug 2016, 08:20
Arenium, Stadium, Tedium or pain in the proverbial perineum.

Tankertrashnav
10th Aug 2016, 09:27
There are other fora which deal with questions like this ;)

sitigeltfel
10th Aug 2016, 10:32
aka hippodrome.

There is one down the road from here. Plenty horses, but no hippos!

Kulverstukas
10th Aug 2016, 11:20
There is one down the road from here. Plenty horses, but no hippos!

Because it's hippodrome, not hippopodrome!

Sue VÍtements
10th Aug 2016, 13:39
There are other fora which deal with questia like this ;)

Tankertrashnav
10th Aug 2016, 15:37
Nice one, S - V!

Aka gymnasium, aka hippodrome.



So as gymnasium comes from the Greek gymnos - naked, I am assuming there is naked horseback riding here :eek:

Lonewolf_50
10th Aug 2016, 17:42
So as gymnasium comes from the Greek gymnos - naked, I am assuming there is naked horseback riding here :eek: Indeed, the Godiva gymnasium is known far and wide for the best training for international competition! :E Didn't Bo Derek train there for her role in the movie Bolero (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086987/)? :cool: