"The _hopper_"

Dan Nussbaum yekkey at AOL.COM
Mon Jun 25 20:59:48 UTC 2012

I grew up in New Jersey saying "idear." When I first came across the word in reading I wondered why there was no "r." Then a teacher told my whole class, "You children are pronouncing it wrong, it is idea not idear.

Dan Nussbaum 

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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