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Old 14th Aug 2012, 11:20   #1
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Microsoft details Windows RT ARM-based laptop features

Laptops with ARM processors and Windows RT on board are on the way, with some seriously impressive battery life claims to boot.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...n-rt-laptops/1
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 15:26   #2
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" including Microsoft's own Surface tablet-cum-keyboard"

ummm a cum keyboard ?
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" including Microsoft's own Surface tablet-cum-keyboard" ummm a cum keyboard ?
Every time... <adds a point to the scoreboard>

It's a linking word, derived from the Latin word for 'with.' Think summa cum laude, not cum shot, yah?

EDIT: Besides, keyboard-cum-cover was funnier...
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" including Microsoft's own Surface tablet-cum-keyboard" ummm a cum keyboard ?
Every time... <adds a point to the scoreboard>

It's a linking word, derived from the Latin word for 'with.' Think summa cum laude, not cum shot, yah?

EDIT: Besides, keyboard-cum-cover was funnier...
Search for "with, together" in:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_English#C

While the actual latin root is "cum", the English usage of the word is com.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 18:49   #5
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While the actual latin root is "cum", the English usage of the word is com.
It really isn't, you know. It's definitely 'cum' in English. http://english.stackexchange.com/que...-in-a-sentence

If that's not enough for you, try the Oxford English Dictionary: Definition of cum: preposition [usually in combination]: combined with; also used as (used to describe things with a dual nature or function): a study-cum-bedroom (my emphasis.)

I have *never* seen 'com' used as a linking word, on the other hand. Neither has the OED. It *is* used as a root - committee, for example - as indicated by the Wikipedia article you linked to, but that's completely different. If you actually *search* for 'cum' on Wikipedia, you'll find: An English linking word, derived from the Latin word for 'with.' It is used in many place names in England as well as in everyday English - e.g. Prestwich-cum-Oldham. Note that is not 'com.'

Now, back on topic. How about those ARM-based laptops, eh?
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