hypercorrect pluralization of attributives

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 30 00:21:17 UTC 2009

The first of these I noticed was "the jobs market," sometime around 2002.

This week's New Yorker contains a review of "Guys & Dolls" in the course of
which John Lahr (easily old enough to know better) writes not only "craps
game" but also "floating craps game."

Copy editing gone berserk, sez I.


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