Sunday, February 26, 2006

Is it pedantic or pedentic

I was looking at some opinions this afternoon and saw the word "pendant."

That's not right, thought I. The correct spelling in the context of jurisdiction is "pendent." A "pendant" is a piece of jewelry.

I ran it through Westlaw - allfeds - pendant /s jurisdiction. There were more than 2100 opinions that said "pendant," compared to 10,000+ with "pendent."

Holy catbirds, I thought, better leave this one alone. Federal judges can't be wrong 2100 times, can they?

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