Tuesday, March 17, 2009

defensemen Taylor Ellington

-- "Ellington inks ('nuck talk)" in Vancouver 24 hours on March 17, 2009

When writing about one blueliner, use defenseman. For two or more blueliners, use defensemen. I have already seen this error in 24 hours three times (one; two; three) and Sports Illustrated once. Interestingly, in all three previous 24 hours misspellings, a c was used instead of an s. Both are correct, but I'm under the impression that most publications strive for consistency.

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