Friday, February 15, 2013

Words, words, words

For all of you language mavens out there - and as lawyers you have to be since words are the tools of your trade - check out Bryan Garner's LawProse Blog .  Bryan Garner is, of course, the editor of Black's Dictionary so he knows from whence he speaks.

In the latest Miscellaneous Entries post we learn the while the typical plural of life is lives, when using the phrase "still life"  the plural is "still lifes".   And critical for many a legal document - the plural of stiletto is stilettos (no "e") .   Who knew?

Hat tip to Legal Blog Watch
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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