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Topic: Arboretums
Posted: Monday, October 6, 2014 1:04:54 PM
IMcRout wrote:
excaelis wrote:
Should it not be ' Arboreta ' ?


You're right. It even says so in the article itself.


Both arboretums and arboreta are valid plural forms of arboretum. :)

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/arboretum
Topic: Script Stopped Errors
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:12:42 PM
It looks like the video advertisements may be the culprit. Sorry.
Topic: Spam content on the rise!
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:45:50 PM
We're working on it. Sorry about the recent pileup!
Topic: Polls
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 12:48:53 PM
At this time, members are not able to create polls on the forums. Sorry.
Topic: Spelling Bee Grrrrrrrr
Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 1:14:00 AM
Sorry your satisfaction was so short-lived. d'oh!

Unfortunately, a recent update of the Words Within Words game created a glitch that is causing it to reject various correct submissions. Our developers are working on the solution, and we anticipate resolving it quite soon.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we roll out the fix.
Topic: Words Within Words game
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:39:12 PM
Crazyfoxxy, thank you for letting us know. We will take a look at this.
Topic: Where’s a link to go to the forum?
Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:42:52 AM
Also, every item in our daily feed (For example, Article of the Day, Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, etc.) has a "Discuss..." link, which links to the forum thread on the topic. In addition, on the upper-right corner of the homepage is a row of icons, one of which links to the forum homepage; it is to the right of the T E X T and looks like two people, one wearing a red shirt and the other wearing a green shirt.
Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru Dies in Office (1964)
Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:12:01 PM
pmci, you are mistaken. She was Jawaharlal Nehru's daughter and took the last name of Gandhi when she married her husband, Feroze Gandhi.

Thar, I'd hope you'd have a little more faith in us.

Per Britannica Concise Encyclopedia entry on Jawaharlal Nehru
Quote:
His daughter, Indira Gandhi, became prime minister two years after his death.


Per Britannica Concise Encyclopedia entry on Indira Gandhi
Quote:
Gandhi, Indira (Priyadarshini) orig. Indira Priyadarshini Nehru
The only child of Jawaharlal Nehru, she studied in India and at the University of Oxford. In 1942 she married Feroze Gandhi (d. 1960), a fellow member of the Indian National Congress.


Per Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia entry on Indira Gandhi
Gandhi, Indira (ĭndē`rə gän`dē), 1917–84, Indian political leader; daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru.

And finally, if you'd like further confirmation:
Per The New York Times obituary of Indira Gandhi
Quote:
She was born to politics and power, the granddaughter of Motilal Nehru, an early leader of the Indian independence movement, and daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, who led India as Prime Minister in its first 17 years of independence from Britain.


And per the BBC bio of Jawaharlal Nehru
Quote:
Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad, the son of a lawyer whose family was originally from Kashmir. He was educated in England, at Harrow School, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge. He studied law at the Inner Temple in London. He returned to India in 1912 and practised law for some years. In 1916, he married Kamala Kaul and the following year they had a daughter, Indira. ... He died on 27 May 1964. Two years later Nehru's daughter, Indira Gandhi, became prime minister.
Topic: tool bar
Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:21:00 PM
Glad to hear the situation resolved itself!
Topic: The Great Pyramid of Giza
Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 4:53:12 PM
Interesting coincidence...
This was in the news today:
Egyptians' pyramid construction secret revealed

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