Another nice and unrelated resource is World Statesmen, which lists the heads of
nations, colonies, international and religious.
organizations, and other polities mostly since the year 1700.
“Look what Santa’s brought for you, you bad little fucker.”
Caption and image (probably) by Warren Ellis, used without permission.
But spelling matters aren’t really something you should settle with a popularity contest. The online dictionary suggests web-site or Web site, but actually offers a “usage note” which seems more like an apology for recommending the less common form.
So I go back to Google and look up the site of that copy editor with strong opinions Bartov enjoys reading. This person turns out to be Bill Walsh from the Washington Post, and on his site,
The Slot, he’s perfectly clear what he thinks you should use:
With dictionaries and other mainstream publications tripping over their feet to use “website” and “email” in an attempt to look like Techie McTech to their readers, I find it deliciously amusing that the excellent PC Magazine, of all publications, continues to stick with “Web site” and “e-mail.” I guess that’s the difference between being secure in your knowledge of the subject matter and being a big, fat poseur wanna-be.