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passersby, runners-up, ______________ (more plz)|
2006-12-13 05:22 am (UTC)
surgeons general and attorneys general
sargeants-at-arms, commanders-in-chief, heads of state, Arby's Roast Beefs with Cheese, maids/matrons-of-honor, Gals Friday, brothers in arms. depending how inclusive you want to be, the list is long!
2006-12-13 06:22 am (UTC)
...masters of ceremonies
2006-12-13 06:42 am (UTC)
Write a program that takes each entry from the LJ corpus and sees if any words with an internal "s" also occur without that single "s".
brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law
2006-12-13 07:47 am (UTC)
in SF Sat 12/16-Tue 12/19
Hey Brad -- am coming to SF this weekend, will call. Mon 12/18 works best, does it work for you?
Go ask Language Log? (In fact, I could have sworn they'd done a thing on this kind of thing recently, maybe just in passing, but doing the obvious with Google isn't getting anything.)
Governors-General, ladies-in-waiting, presidents-elect.
princes royal (and princesses royal).
2006-12-13 06:03 pm (UTC)
2006-12-14 05:51 am (UTC)
Curtesy of Gilmore Girls...
Lorelai: The plural of cul-de-sac is culs-de-sac?
Lorelai: That doesn't even sound like English.
Rory: That's because it's French.