Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Feb 5 00:03:15 UTC 2013

My money is on -fuls winning out.

Handful, pocketful and the rest _tend to_ have a stilted sound when the "s" is in the middle, and I think that form will just dwindle away.

Passerbys gets a respectable number of Googits, too.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Feb 4, 2013, at 3:57 PM, Benjamin Torbert <btorbert at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Which of these sounds more natural to y'all?  As a plural.
> a) Teaspoonsful
> b) Teaspoonfuls

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