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Old 28-04-13, 12:34 AM
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LEGO - Advanced Level

So I stumbled upon this article, and the mechanical engineer in me just almost had an
orgasm

I know the idea is not phenomenally new (I've done some pretty neat LEGO stuff in college
myself), and there's tons of other stuff like this out there, but still... Just imagine how
awesome it would have been to be able to do this as a child

Anyway: linky

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Old 28-04-13, 01:17 AM
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That is cool however there has always been something that didn't quite sit right with me when people refer to them as legos. Same thing as monies, for some reason it just sounds wrong in my head. To me it is like calling sheep sheeps.
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Old 28-04-13, 01:31 AM
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Haha, now that you mention it, I think in my native language I've actually always used LEGO as
the plural (so: "Where are my LEGO, mum?", only in Swiss German of course).

I've just looked this up, and it seems there is actually quite the debate going on about this. The
closest thing to an answer I've been able to find is from wictionary: uncountable plural is Lego,
countable plural is legos (link). Other people seem to favour the plural form "LEGO pieces"
or something similar, among them the company itself (source).

So I think I'll respect the company's wishes about this and go with "LEGO" or "LEGO pieces",
as I always have. Although technically speaking, language is made by the people who use it,
and if it evolves into the direction of "LEGOs", then that will become the new correct plural.

This is not a discussion I expected to have on a computer forum!
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Old 28-04-13, 02:54 AM
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Wow, that 3D CAD lathe is epic.
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Old 28-04-13, 10:24 AM
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I love how elegantly the Rubiks cube solver worked.

And it's always LEGO :P
- Where's my LEGO gone.
- I'm missing a LEGO (piece).
- I've got three LEGO pieces left.

I agree LEGOs is just wrong
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