Ran into a bit of usage that caught my attention and made me say “That’s not right.” However, I thought that, rather than pontificating on it, I’d ask you for your thoughts.
Without consulting a usage manual or search engine, which would you say is correct?
a. He has a deep-seeded hatred for Tickle-Me Elmo.
b. He has a deep-seated hatred for Tickle-Me Elmo.
Sound off in the comments.