[Ads-l] popular eggcorn for poplar

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 26 15:14:20 UTC 2015


Sorry, I am confused. Are you replacing "nuclear" BY "nuclear", or
"nuclear" FOR "nuclear"?...

DanG

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:42 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> 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.=20
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> > On Mar 26, 2015, at 2:46 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM> =
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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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