No “Bigfeet” Discovered

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.

Bigfoot Memoir

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

2 Responses to “No “Bigfeet” Discovered”

  1. eireman responds:

    I, too, prefer the singular is the same as plural approach; it’s almost a collective noun.

  2. dougall3 responds:

    I’ve read this book and another one by the same fellow–they are hilarious! A must read!

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