Fwd: on hypercorrection

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Mon Feb 7 19:01:13 UTC 2005

One more bit of hypercorrection, this time eliminating the dreaded linking
/r/ in New England:

>[From a former student:]  Seen when shopping on ebay for a mirror to put
>in my newly remodeled bathroom. Here is the description:
>This auction is for a beautiful country-style, white vanity mirror with
>two storage draws.  Perfect for bathroom!
>Mirror has beveled edge surrounded by painted white hardwood.  Two lower
>draws for storage of toiletries.
>Knobs on draws are nickel finish.
>Dimensions:   18" x 32"
>** Please note this is a new vanity mirror, never used. It is out of it's
>original packaging however and does have a few (very minor) scratches
>which can be touched up very easily!
>This truly is a beautiful piece and could be hung above a vanity or on an
>open wall.... VERY VERSATILE!
>**  Please note NO RETURNS on this item.  Feel free to contact me with any
>Thanks for looking!
>When I read the description, I thought to myself, "Oh, this seller must be
>from up north!" Sure enough, the seller lives in Rhode Island.

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