Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day: stick / stuck / stuck.

stick / stuck / stuck. So inflected. The exception occurs in hockey and other sports, in which “sticked” (= [1] hit with a stick, or [2] having used a stick) is ubiquitous — e.g.: o “No one has pogo-sticked farther.” John Walters, “The Question Is Why?” Sports Illustrated, 2 Nov. 1998, at 16. o “Lightning forward Darcy Tucker had been sent to the box for six minutes for challenging Pittsburgh goalie Tom Barrasso, who had sticked him to the mouth.” Roy Cummings, “Lightning Take Small Steps in Loss,” Tampa Trib., 22 Nov. 1998, at 1.
Quotation of the Day: “If a reader is obliged to wade through long sentences, and a lot of competing ideas all jumbled up in a single paragraph — perhaps going back to ‘pick up the threads’ — he is likely to miss what you mean entirely.” Lillian Eichler Watson, The Bantam Book of Correct Letter Writing 14 (1958).
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