Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day: registrable.

registrable. “Registrable (/REJ-is-truh-buhl/) is so spelled — e.g.: “The stakes are open to all AKC registrable pointing breeds.” Doug Smith, “Walleyes Are Hot on Mille Lacs,” Star Trib. (Minneapolis), 26 May 2002, at C19. “Registerable”* is a common misspelling — e.g.: o “[In] KanPopper, the inevitable deformation of the name . . . makes it registerable [read ‘registrable’] as a trademark.” Dennis Baron, Declining Grammar and Other Essays on the English Vocabulary 195 (1989). o “Those under 21 with a registerable [read ‘registrable’] blood alcohol level of 0.02 or higher are in violation of the law.” Andrew J. Skerritt, “Highway Patrol Investigates Teen’s Death,” Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.), 10 Sept. 2002, at B1. Language-Change Index — “registerable”* for “registrable”: Stage 1. *Invariably inferior forms. ——————- Quotation of the Day: “It must be evident that no syllogism is worth anything unless the major premise is completely acceptable. It is possible to reduce every argument to a syllogism, and it is possible to reduce every reason offered in support of an argument to a syllogism. Our reasoning is always stretched on this frame: If this is true, and that is true, then such and such must follow.” Percy Marks, “Logic” (1945), in Think Before You Write 235, 238 (William G. Leary & James Steel Smith eds., 1951).
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