Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 21:39:35 -0500 From: Charles F Juengling Subject: Re: tardys vs. tardies Tom, When I was in grade school, we learned the rule, "drop the , add . 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] Fritz Juengling 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"? > > > Tom Uharriet > utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >