What's the Plural of 'Enough Already'? John Nielsen did a story this morning about the cul-de-sac... in particular, one he lived on as a child. It was a great piece, full of the lively writing and delightful insights that make John such a pleasure to listen to on the air. But he seems to have upset some listeners, and he asked me to pass along this message...
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What's the Plural of 'Enough Already'?

John Nielsen did a story this morning about the cul-de-sac... in particular, one he lived on as a child. It was a great piece, full of the lively writing and delightful insights that make John such a pleasure to listen to on the air.

But he seems to have upset some listeners, and he asked me to pass along this message:

Joe -
Please tell our listeners to stop insisting that the plural of "cul-de-sac" is "culs-de-sac." I am sure they're right, but I am just as sure that no one on the cul-de-sac I lived on as a kid said anything but "cul-de-sacs." I mean what's next? "Sevens Eleven"?
Illiterately yours,
John

If you want another chance to spot the errors in John's work, he's on tomorrow morning with a story about rhino poaching in Nepal.