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Monday, August 25, 2003

Issues of Critical Importance

What is the best way to pluralize "steer"? Is it like "deer"? The OED lists usages of "steer" in literature that pluralize it as "steers," but those are antiquated.

Merriam-Webster says that you can do either "steer" or "steers," but their opinion is suspect because they take no position on "beef," "beefs," and "beeves." A group that has no problem with "beeves" is to be regarded with grave suspicion.

Hmm. I think I need to stew over this for a few hours.

P.S. Comments that include puns like "steer you in the right direction" will be summarily deleted.

 11:48 AM

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