...don't want to appear apathetic, but I probably don't, st.
Hmm. By connotation with diocesan, maybe die o scissors?
I always thought that the singular is 'die o sis' with the plural being 'die o seize', so I guess I'm on that side of the fence!
Seize the day, says me.No other choice!: - )
I'm a die o-seize man myself but can't help wondering why you are wondering!
I'm another seizer...
Surely one Diocese is more than enough to cope with!
'die o seize' but then I would have written it diocese and pronounced it differently. I have indeed learnt something today.
Steve,Working as I do for a Diocese, this is something I have to think about.(and 'Diocese' is a very odd word! especially to people outside of the church.)I agree with you on the pronunciation although if people are reading 'Dioceses' it often comes out at Di-os-ees-iss.I'm happer I think with the word "Diocesan" and then you can just pluralise that which it refers to, eg Diocesan Bishops, Diocesan web sites etc'Diocese'always sounds to me like the name of some hero or another in a Greek Odyssey (which makes me wonder about the pluaral of odyssey?)
Die O siss singularDie Oh Seize pluralI think
The Anglican communion is falling apart, pews are emptying, gays get married in Church, lead is being stolen from Church roofs, General Suynod is about to debate some of the most far reaching and potentially damaging matters . . . and you worry about how to pronounce dioceses? Oh dear!
At least we can spell 'synod'.
Diosis for the singular.Dioseez for the plural.But last time I was at Church House, dioseez was normal for the singular, with various horrible variants for the plural.
Thanks. I think we can agree there is no agreement but it was good to have a brief survey. Anonmymous; your comment about 'Aren't there more important things to talk about?'is interesting. Would love to get some context by knowing a bit about you but I will post further on this question.
I'm enjoying a lighter conversation as a change from my work!
PS it was a blessing of a civil partnership.
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