Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 21:39:35 -0500
From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: tardys vs. tardies
When I was in grade school, we learned the rule, "drop the y , add ies .
For years, when I was studying German, there were two "Germanies." Then
about 5 years ago, when the Germanies were reuniting, I saw nothing in
the papers except 'Germanys.' This violated everything I had ever
learned, both in English and German classes.
My first reaction to 'tardys' would be to say [tardIs]
On Tue, 19 Sep 1995, Tom Uharriet wrote:
A student is marked tardy again for being late to class. Does s/he
ask, "How many _tardys_ do I have now?" or
"How many _tardies_ do I have now?"
I see it in local print both ways. Neither is in the dictionary. Is
one spelling "right"?
utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]admn.712.nebo.edu