Talk:busses

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"busses" is only the plural for "bus" in north american usage The entry for "bus" has "buses" as it's plural. I think that the alternate spellings should be noted in both entries. What is the opinions on this? --Alisterb 03:23, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

"busses" is NOT the North American usage. I am North American, and we were taught the correct way to spell it. Anyone writing "busses" is clearly an uneducated, slack-jawed hillbilly. Yes, that's how the rest of the world perceives all of the US, but I assure you, we look down on those people even more than you do. Can someone please edit this so it says "common misspelling" rather than "alternative" -- Alternative makes it sound like it's an acceptable choice, when in fact it is incorrect. I'd edit it myself, but the overuse of templates here has made editing impossible for the casual user (which I'm sure was the intent--the bureaucracy cannot allow the common folk to edit their precious wiki). I'm literally angry with rage! --Buddy13 18:27, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
The usual U.S. spelling is "buses", as you say, but "busses" is in fact fairly common in edited prose. (Not nearly as common as "buses" — see http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=buses%2Cbusses&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=3 — but still common enough to be considered an alternative spelling IMHO.) —RuakhTALK 18:45, 15 August 2012 (UTC)