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And the plural of "bonus" is...

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Redbet-Andy, Jul 31, 2013.

    Jul 31, 2013
  1. Redbet-Andy

    Redbet-Andy Dormant account - New account: AndyB-MrGreen

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    Bonuses. Of course. Isn't it?

    I take it the pretty widespread use of "boni" by so many people on here is an in-joke (I've also seen Bonni and i think Bonnie).
    Who started it?

    I hated Latin at school and everytime I see the word boni I get flashbacks! :eek2:

    Boni is the plural fom of bonus (but the Latin word bonus means good, honest and true, nothing to do with the type of bonuses we're discussing)
    Why not use bonae as the singular form of bonus if you're intent on Latinising things?

    Perhaps I'm wrong? Would any "boni" users care to enlighten me?
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2013
  3. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    The first time I saw boni here it was used by VWM maybe a year back or more.

    I have no clue who started it but I remember it well since it sounded so silly :)
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2013
  5. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    One bonus is just "bonus." Two bonuses is "bonuses." Three bonuses is "bonus banned." Shame on you for taking so many bonuses.
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2013
  7. Stovetopp

    Stovetopp Senior Member MM

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    et tu VMW?

    LOL I loved Latin. Now more than 60nyears later I am still wondering why I was taught Latin for 3 years when I was in high school.. I loved it until time came to translate Virgil
    Seriously, you British folks why did we have to learn it? I am from an island previously a colony of Great Britain so we had english teachers and of course the english school system far more superior to the system here, then and now, I believe
    Also why did I have to learn Geometry which I loved and excelled at? Scripture both old and new testamentalso

    And here is my favorite Latin quote forgot who its from , maybe Horace

    Ubi Ira Dominatur, non ratio est"

    Its a great quote to live by and helps going through the obstacles in life.

    Shcolars forgive me, but its been 60+ years so may be wrong here and there but its been 60 + years
    literally it translates "Where passion rules, reason is of no avail"
    Good idea guys and gals when you are losing your ass ,back off a bit and dont try to get even then and there lol In other words dont risk your rent or alimony or child support Its not reasonable
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2013
  9. Bullajami

    Bullajami Dormant account webmeister

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    Many of us have found that some online casinos prefer the past tense of bonus: boned us.
     
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  10. Jul 31, 2013
  11. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

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    In know in the Dutch language,as I am Dutch,Boni is a legit plural for the word bonus so it is not that weird word in my eyes... :D
     
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  12. Jul 31, 2013
  13. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    Um... I've never been boned. :eek2:
     
  14. Jul 31, 2013
  15. secret2

    secret2 irishbrit62 MM

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    Would that mean bonicide?
     
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  16. Aug 1, 2013
  17. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    Guilty as charged:D

    Why do we have to learn Latin?

    I didn't, but I believe "public schools" (really fee paying posh private schools for the rich) taught Latin not because it was of any real use, but because it was a purely academic discipline that would test the skills of the student. It is also the root of many languages, so it might actually be useful to someone studying language history.

    It is also useful if you intend to become a doctor or pharmacist.;) (Or want to know what the doctor is saying about you when he writes his notes or consults a specialist in your presence)

    Another possible use of Latin is that it was a way to separate the elite from the rest. If you did Latin at school, you were considered middle or upper class, if you didn't you were not important. Being identified as one of the elite could open many doors, often the back doors, which gave preferential access to the best jobs, membership of the best clubs, and the best tables at the best restaurants.
     
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  18. Aug 1, 2013
  19. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    Now here is something special.

    VWM admit what he have done :thumbsup:
    ...and he hasn't read latin :eek2:
     
  20. Aug 1, 2013
  21. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    I have, peering at my medical notes and my prescription slips:p
     
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  22. Aug 7, 2013
  23. Temperance Fox

    Temperance Fox Experienced Member PABnononaccred

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    Sorry, I've studied Latin and Greek, too.So "bonus" in Latin means "an honour man, an honest".It makes part of the second declension and the correct plural is just boni.Bonuses is like a mestizo betwen Latin and English.

    The most curious thing is the meaning so changed from the original.

    I really do like this one, in this moment "Veritas filia temporis ", that means "Truth is the daughter of time".
     
  24. Aug 7, 2013
  25. Redbet-Andy

    Redbet-Andy Dormant account - New account: AndyB-MrGreen

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    A lesson and a new word - thanks!
    Never heard of Mestizo, I assumed Mulatto was the catch-all for mixed heritage people in Spain/S AM.
    We should christen half Latin half English offspring Britalian.


     
  26. Aug 7, 2013
  27. Temperance Fox

    Temperance Fox Experienced Member PABnononaccred

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    I didn't know how to translate "melange"...
     
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  28. Aug 7, 2013
  29. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    Wasn't 'boni' a popular bone-shaped dog biscuit once upon a time here in the UK?

    And the plural of "bonus" is...: 9275.jpg,Aug 7, 2013

    More useful gambler's Latin:

    Payout delay? Bad CS? "Noli illigitemi carborundum decendus"

    Bonus banned? You must be a "commodum ludio"

    Rigged games - 'It's fixed I tell you' "amen dico vobis suus infixus"

    48-hour pending period - "duo dies temporis pendente"

    I can't get 3 scatters - "ego potest non adepto tria dissipate"

    I want a free chip - "Volo gratis chip"

    I F***ing HATE Dead or Alive - "ego odi stupri viva nec mortua"
     
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  30. Aug 7, 2013
  31. catapultaudio

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    Wouldn't it actually be bonii ?? (lol) ... back in my teens I ran a computer system catering for 'underground' interests one of which was 'virii' - the techniques involved in creating self replicating computer code (I should point out that back then it was a much more acceptable interest, most viruses were created as proof of concept demonstrations unlike today where malicious code is usually created for the purposes of stealing, annoying or attacking...waay off topic anyway ... !!)

    To this day I never really questioned why everybody said 'virii' rather than viruses but any time I see this form of plural used I cannot help but think of those glorious days when the internet was only just getting started and i was one of the select few engaging in IRC, FTP and the good old WWW ... "those were the days...!!"
     
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  32. Aug 8, 2013
  33. Stovetopp

    Stovetopp Senior Member MM

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    Originally bona but nowadays bonuses is acceptable. Incidentally the word should be bonum as bonus means a good man - a good thing is bonum.
     
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