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Old August 10 2013, 11:36 PM   #16
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Re: Why don't cricket stadia have rooves?

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It's an alternate but outdated plural of "roof" (although it was still taught in Australia and NZ well into the 1980s).

So . . . Boxers or brieves?
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Old August 11 2013, 12:02 AM   #17
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Re: Why don't cricket stadia have rooves?

Yes rooves can be used for the plural of roof, but roofs is the plural spelling most commonly used. Just as Stadium can have the plural spelt as Stadiums or Stadia.
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Old August 11 2013, 12:48 AM   #18
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Re: Why don't cricket stadia have rooves?

I think it's hilarious that "rooves" is getting so much attention here. There are sooo many more heinous violations of spelling and grammar and good taste in other topics in these fora, not to mention all over teh interwebz.
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Old August 11 2013, 03:20 AM   #19
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Re: Why don't cricket stadia have rooves?

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It's an alternate but outdated plural of "roof" (although it was still taught in Australia and NZ well into the 1980s).
I honestly can't recall the last time I had to say/spell the plural of "roof." I probably would've said "rooves," though I'm not sure why.
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Old August 11 2013, 03:39 AM   #20
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Re: Why don't cricket stadia have rooves?

I would likely say 'rooves' but refer to multiple sports venues as 'stadiums.'
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Old August 11 2013, 10:29 AM   #21
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Re: Why don't cricket stadia have rooves?

Perhaps it just comes down to where/when we were taught. As the preferred spelling can change over time.
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