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got a question about some wording in this video. so a rather marginal question only this is.. sorry. but maybe someone still cares for to enlighten me: at 'round 65 secs that nasa guy says: "And then there's folks who think that NASA astronomers are actually hiding this information so as to prevent panic from the populous."as i (a german btw.) understand, "populous" derives from population, and is used an adjective only. equals to say: "highly populated".but, in the context above, this makes no sense to me. the proper word to apply should be "population", or even better, plainly "people".am i wrong here, missing some shift in the language to happen, or some particular slang?
Yes populous can also be a noun. It means the people as a group. Same root as population, popular, pop.
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