Pleaded or Pled?

Pleaded or pled?

I battle this issue each and every time I write to a complainant whose ethics complaint relates to a plea deal.

Today’s ABA Journal provides guidance.



2 thoughts on “Pleaded or Pled?

  1. Hi Mike. It’s about time someone articulated this problem. It’s almost as bad as using the wrong fork for your salad or improper use of parallel constructions. This is truly cathartic and needed someone with the character to do it.


  2. And….that should be “pleaded” captures the past-tense-ed-ness of the word.

    Why use one syllable when you can use four? Dammit, why can’t people just talk American?


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