Toyota announces the official plural form of Prius is "Prii," ending debate.

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  1. Rybold

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    http://content.usatoday.com/communi...rius-prii-prium-priuses-plural-james-lipton/1
    http://content.usatoday.com/communi...rius-prii-prium-priuses-plural-james-lipton/1

    Toyota announces the plural of Prius is Prii

    Official Toyota site info on this: http://www.toyotapriusprojects.com/#/007

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  2. The Electric Me

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    Okay..next question, what do you call a group of Prii traveling in a group? My vote? A Sike...as in...There's a bunch of Prii traveling in a Sike....
     
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    i am... disappointed.
     
  4. TonyPSchaefer

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    "Ending the debate"
    Yeah right.

    Though I've always referred to the plural of Prius as Prii.
     
  5. qbee42

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    And I've always used Prius for the plural of Prius. It's nice to see that the debate is over. :rolleyes:

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    I too have been using Prius, and honestly, will probably continue out of force of habit.
     
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    Priuses.
     
  8. SlowTurd

    SlowTurd I LIKE PRIUS'S

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    new debate

    is that prounced PRY-EYE?

    or pryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
     
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    Did anyone see the advertisement banner at the top of this page?
    It's the official Toyota advertisement, stating "Prii."

    WHOA! Check this out...Toyota Prius Family
     
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    So does that make it official in Oxford or Weber?

    Like "I saw a Sike of Prii cruising on the high way this morning."

    or "My Purple Prius looked out of place in a sea of Prii..."
     
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    I have been using Priuses. I guess we'll be seeing more Prii.
     
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    I have always used: Prius'
     
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    I've always used "s" or "es" for car names since they tend to be made up words that don't follow the rules of the English language (like Matrixes as opposed to the proper word Matrices). Guess I'll have to remember to use Prii from now on.
     
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    Yay! I like Prii. :p

    Wow, this debate has been going on since we got our Prius...
     
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    Seen this comment on facebook about new plural of prius: "So it's gonna be cool to say "I have a garage full of prii"?
    What's next, Tacomae? Siennae? Corollae?" LOL
     
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    Wait ... does this also mean the plural of doofus is doofi?
     
  17. hyo silver

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    I vote for 'plethora'. :)
     
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    I think it should be 'pod', as has been mentioned at PC before. They're vaguely whale-shaped anyway. Plus, then you can talk about a Prii pod...We're all just Prii's in a pod. It's a gift that keeps on giving.
     
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    I also don't think we should name a group of Prii after a person who deliberately crashed a Prius. (Sikes). The definition of sike itself is a gutter or stream, a sick person, or to sigh, not sure how any of that applies...?
     
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    As Peter Piper paused to ponder the possibilities of the proper Prius plural (Prius? Priuses? Prii? More?), he was interrupted by a pack of pickled Prius people perusing his precarious position, who posited a poll of popular opinion to pick. "Perfect!" cried Peter, who practically leapt from his perch upon his posterior to proclaim the pronouncement.

    No sooner had the papapriuzzi passed, Peter's synapses snapped with a perplexing postulate: "What shall we call a group?"
     
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