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Old 9th Aug 2016, 17:22
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A question on sport

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?
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 17:33
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According to the OED, both appear to be correct usage.
Stadia
Of obscure history; prob. derived from stadium, and perhaps from the plural stadia.
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 17:34
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is it stadiums or stadia
Arenas perhaps
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One of the good things about English is that we can adapt it so that if it sounds right it's probably okay.

Stadiums.
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Originally Posted by angels View Post
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.
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Spot on, Lonewolf_50!
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Originally Posted by Kulverstukas View Post
Arenas perhaps
From the latin word harena, a fine sand used to soak up the slippery blood of gladiators.

Health and safety, Roman style!
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You can define sports venues in many terms....but, there is only one Valhalla...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ol...IQsAQINw&dpr=1
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"no interest in sport"
When in Rome ... put the athletes in the stadium then let in the lions.
More fun than Olympic ping pong
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Arenium, Stadium, Tedium. Reminds me of the song about the Periodic Table. Pandemonium.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 08:11
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Aka gymnasium, aka hippodrome.
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Arenium, Stadium, Tedium or pain in the proverbial perineum.
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There are other fora which deal with questions like this
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aka hippodrome.
There is one down the road from here. Plenty horses, but no hippos!
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There is one down the road from here. Plenty horses, but no hippos!
Because it's hippodrome, not hippopodrome!
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There are other fora which deal with questia like this
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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
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
So as gymnasium comes from the Greek gymnos - naked, I am assuming there is naked horseback riding here
Indeed, the Godiva gymnasium is known far and wide for the best training for international competition! Didn't Bo Derek train there for her role in the movie Bolero?
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