Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle


While waiting for the talk to begin, I'm listening to the U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld on my iPod.

The attorney for the government is repeatedly saying "court-martials."

That's actually incorrect: like "attorneys-general," the correct plural is "courts-martial."

Ordinarily I wouldn't care, except that "attorneys-general" and "courts-martial" are the two coolest-sounding plurals in the entire language. So, darn it, if you actually have a legitimate reason to use either of those plurals I think you should take care to get it right :)

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