December 13, 2003
Pedantic Footnote III

In today's Power Line, The Big Trunk refers to "media bigfeet". Is that correct? Or should they be 'bigfoots'? After all, the plural of 'still life' is 'still lifes', not 'still lives'. I have to admit that neither 'bigfeet' nor 'bigfoots' looks right to me. I would avoid using the word in the plural, except for comic effect.

At the end of the same entry, Hindrocket refers to the "feckless Clinton years". I suppose Clinton admirers could retort that if he was feckless, now we're really fecked.

I like to think of this entry and the two preceding as 'Pedantic Feetnotes'.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at December 13, 2003 09:51 PM

Surely it's either "feetnote" or "footnotes," never "feetnotes."

Posted by: Angry Mongeese on December 14, 2003 01:57 PM