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Posted: 1/26/2011 12:19:50 AM
I must have missed the memo on this change. I hear "vice" used regularly and can't remember a time when it was explained why versus is no longer to be used. Am I out of the loop?
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I could care less.




Seriously, I think common use (right or wrong) of the term vice versa has led some to confuse vice with versus. JMHO.

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Posted: 1/26/2011 12:30:36 AM
What about sans versus vice?
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Et tu, Brute?
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Posted: 1/26/2011 12:45:58 AM
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
What about sans versus vice?

Wut? "Sans," without?

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Posted: 1/26/2011 12:49:36 AM
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Originally Posted By geegee:
I must have missed the memo on this change. I hear "vice" used regularly and can't remember a time when it was explained why versus is no longer to be used. Am I out of the loop?


In Latin, "Vice" means "in place of". It's the ablative of vix, (change).
As an adverb, Vice means "otherwise". Versa, is the past participle of the verb Verto, meaning to turn around.
The phrase, Vice Versa or Versa Vice, means literally "otherwise turned around" or commonly, "with places exchanged".
The solo use of Vice means something different.
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You should have asked for adversus before you posted.
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I would use verses for competition vs. vice.
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Posted: 1/26/2011 6:57:17 AM

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
Originally Posted By geegee:
I must have missed the memo on this change. I hear "vice" used regularly and can't remember a time when it was explained why versus is no longer to be used. Am I out of the loop?


In Latin, "Vice" means "in place of". It's the ablative of vix, (change).
As an adverb, Vice means "otherwise". Versa, is the past participle of the verb Verto, meaning to turn around.
The phrase, Vice Versa or Versa Vice, means literally "otherwise turned around" or commonly, "with places exchanged".
The solo use of Vice means something different.

OP - Your original question was a bit confusing, but I think ColonelHurtz summed things up nicely. I applaud you for choosing your words with care. The abuse of our language today is both shocking and pathetic.


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Posted: 1/26/2011 8:16:50 AM
Vice vis a vis versus?
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Posted: 1/26/2011 8:25:54 AM
English - how's it work.

From the Latin, but a widely used word in English longer than anyone here has been alive.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vice


3 vice prep \ˈvīs also ˈvī-sē

Definition of VICE

: in the place of <I will preside, vice the absent chairman>; also : rather than
Origin of VICE

Latin, abl. of vicis change, alternation, stead — more at week
First Known Use: 1770


"Versus" is NOT used the same way, and implies an opposition or competition, not just an alternate, substitute, or replacement.

See "Vice President" also "Vicar."
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Posted: 1/26/2011 3:57:19 PM
Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
English - how's it work.

From the Latin, but a widely used word in English longer than anyone here has been alive.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vice


3 vice prep \ˈvīs also ˈvī-sē

Definition of VICE

: in the place of <I will preside, vice the absent chairman>; also : rather than
Origin of VICE

Latin, abl. of vicis change, alternation, stead — more at week
First Known Use: 1770


"Versus" is NOT used the same way, and implies an opposition or competition, not just an alternate, substitute, or replacement.

See "Vice President" also "Vicar."


And "viceroy".
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Posted: 1/26/2011 3:58:48 PM
Originally Posted By geegee:
I must have missed the memo on this change. I hear "vice" used regularly and can't remember a time when it was explained why versus is no longer to be used. Am I out of the loop?


If you say or write "vice" instead of "versus," you are relieved of the obligation to formally notify your audience of the fact that you are a half-wit.
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Posted: 1/26/2011 3:59:24 PM
Originally Posted By geegee:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
What about sans versus vice?

Wut? "Sans," without?



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Well, for all intensive porpoises, it doesn't matter.

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