[Ads-l] popular eggcorn for poplar

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 26 14:42:02 UTC 2015


It's that -(c)ular adjectival juggernaut again, as seen earlier in the replacement of "nuclear" by "nuclear" (and, to a lesser extent in that of "cochlear" by "cocular"), sponsored by "ocular", "jocular", "spectacular", "vernacular", "particular", "muscular", and by extension non-velar examples like "modular" et al. 

> On Mar 26, 2015, at 2:46 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM> wrote:
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> I have heard two people recently pronounce "poplar" as "popular." Nothing too surprising, but it's not in the Eggcorn database. BB
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