Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 14:06:58 EDT
From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer
owner-LISTSERV[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
Subject: plural of "tardy"
Where I grew up (New York City) the question never arose, because
we were marked "late" rather than "tardy." Nonetheless, wearing
my copyediting hat for a moment, I'd vote for "tardies" because
"-ies" is the normal form for plurals of words ending in a consonant
followed by y, and "-ys" looks odd and causes me to stop and wonder
why the word has been spelled that way.
vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]murphy.com
New York, NY