Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 15th, 2008
It is good to know that the legacy of Cryptomundo is assisting the literary world of Oregon’s Portland Mercury.
Courtney Ferguson writes today about his search for whether “Bigfeet” is the correct word to use:
After spending 10 minutes searching for the proper plural form of Sasquatch, I grew impatient. Was it Sasquatches? Could I use Bigfeet? Or was it a murder of Sasquatch? Finding little in the way of information on the New York Times site (two instances of Sasquatches) and absolutely nothing in the Chicago Manual of Style, I encountered this cryptid site!
Within cryptozoology, North American hominoid cryptids typically follow the same irregular plural rule as the above animal words, including:
Bigfoot – Bigfoot
Sasquatch – Sasquatch
There are other cryptid names that also follow this pattern, such as:
Mothman – Mothman
Nessie – Nessie
This is definitely a point that Bigfoot should have covered in his excellent book, Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir.