Can whoever is in charge of editing explain why my wiki entry that properly pluralized runner-up into runner-ups removed my entry? Just curious. It is a hyphenated word, so the entire word is to be treated as the noun, not the first half of the hyphenated word. Example what is the pluraliztion of top-hat, or jump-rope. tops-hat? or jumps-rope? no —This unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) at 21:58, 12 August 2008.
- This is also discussed at Talk:runner-up. In this case, the first word is the noun, so it is considered correct to pluralize it. Neither "top" nor "jump" is a noun, so pluralizing them is incorrect.
- Also, no one person is in charge of editing, but according to the edit history, SemperBlotto is the one responsible. In his next edit, on the other hand, he added "runner-ups" as an alternative pluralization.