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  • Attested in both English and German (plural Teddynauten).

    December 8, 2008

  • The BBC spelling is teddy-naut. Is there any reason to believe this word will live beyond a week?

    December 8, 2008

  • 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.

    December 8, 2008

  • 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.

    December 8, 2008

  • Image search on ghits gives me The Stranglers greatest hits. 'Nuff said.

    December 8, 2008