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Subject:Re: Mousepad or mouse pad? From:"Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com> To:techwr-l Date:Sat, 21 Feb 2004 09:14:31 +1100
Goldstein, Dan wrote:
> Any citations for the above? The latter wins in a Googlefight, but I
> was hoping for a better authority than the Great Unwashed.
It is not a matter of authority. If comprehension is important,
go with the version most used by your audience.
The two words will eventually be merged into one; compare
"tablecloth", "bedspread", and countless other examples.
Whether you want to be in the vanguard or run with the
herd is strictly a stylistic matter.