The proper plural form of spoonful: spoonsful or spoonfuls?

NIK   Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:43 am GMT
What is the proper plural form of spoonful? Should it be spoonsful or spoonfuls? I saw "spoonsful" in a serious piece of writing. I doubt its correctness.
Guest   Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:38 am GMT
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in a most delightful way.
Lazar   Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:55 am GMT
The plural is definitely "spoonfuls". If your saw "spoonsful" in writing, my guess is that it was a hypercorrection on somebody's part.
Skippy   Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:10 am GMT
"spoonsful" looks like a typo. If something like "spoon full" has been made into one word, you can bet that the -s is going to be at the end. Not like "attorneys general" (which most people probably wouldn't say anyway).