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bilby commented on the word teddynaut
Image search on ghits gives me The Stranglers greatest hits. 'Nuff said.
December 8, 2008
qroqqa commented on the word teddynaut
Actually it's a sign of the decline of classical education (mutter mutter, they were probably too busy listening to 'pop groups') that they missed the chance to use arctonaut.
Ghits for the fused form way outnumber the hyphenated. You think I don't check these things scrupulously before committing the electrons to print? You think BBC science reporting is the last word? Huh! And on the Internet all words are immortal.
The BBC spelling is teddy-naut. Is there any reason to believe this word will live beyond a week?
Attested in both English and German (plural Teddynauten).