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What's the plural of Lotus?

juantoo3
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June 6th, 2018, 1:13 am #1

Loti? Lotiasys? Lotusys? Lotuseese? Lotuses?





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accobra64
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June 6th, 2018, 1:29 am #2

The plural of lotus is loti or lotuses.
Confusion arises over the plural of lotus because its original plural form (loti) derives from Latin and native English speakers are drawn to lotuses, which adheres to the standard ruling for forming plurals.

Both lotuses and loti are acceptable. Of note, lotuses is the more common plural.

Cheers. Cobra
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accobra64
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June 6th, 2018, 1:31 am #3

BYW Wes, those are very nice looking castings.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers. Cobra
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pjedsel
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June 6th, 2018, 3:13 am #4

:thumbup: That is a nice trio of Lotus cars! :D
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June 6th, 2018, 4:47 pm #5

That's a lotta loti. :lol: I likey. :thumbup:
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guy64
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June 7th, 2018, 12:26 am #6

"Oh Lord, stuck in the Loti again..." :rolleyes:
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microbuss
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June 7th, 2018, 12:30 am #7

I always used Lotuses hehe
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daniel60
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June 7th, 2018, 2:25 am #8

Looking good.
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PENSNO1
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June 7th, 2018, 10:24 am #9

I forgot JL made the Lotus Esprit.

Here's one from the now gone Walmart Radio Grill, James Bond series. I think this was a White Lightning. Wish I still had the set.



Regular version

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juantoo3
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June 7th, 2018, 10:23 pm #10

guy64 wrote:"Oh Lord, stuck in the Loti again..." :rolleyes:
:toofunny: (CCR reference...I used to sing that song in the shower....)
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Jordan R
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June 8th, 2018, 1:02 am #11

Are those the stock wheels on the black Lotus? I have one, but mine has gold wheels. Not sure if I did that or if it came that way.
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juantoo3
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June 8th, 2018, 1:55 am #12

I bought it that way...having said that, I got it aftermarket, so it is a possibility they are not original.
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accobra64
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June 8th, 2018, 3:47 am #13

Jordan R wrote:Are those the stock wheels on the black Lotus? I have one, but mine has gold wheels. Not sure if I did that or if it came that way.
This image is from JLCollector.net Thanks Wyatt


From Johnny Lightning Collection release 1 (2001)

I think that the black coloured version came with "Real Wheels" and not plastic tires; but I could be wrong.
That would make it easy to swap the rims.
As for the white coloured one illustrated from the James Bond Radio Grill promo; it came in two colours that were white and orange:



The white coloured one may in fact be a White Lightning

Definitely an interesting discussion.

Cheers. Cobra
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DinoMom
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June 8th, 2018, 9:14 am #14

Ohh, those are so cool! Those Lotuses. .. Loti. .. ah, who cares, you'll probably only ever have one in reality :lol:
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ivantt
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June 12th, 2018, 6:09 am #15

Lotipus.
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juantoo3
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June 12th, 2018, 4:22 pm #16

ivantt wrote:Lotipus.
:toofunny:
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Wyatt
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June 13th, 2018, 12:33 pm #17

I give.
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