[Ads-l] popular eggcorn for poplar

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 27 17:24:59 UTC 2015

Back when I bought trees to plant every year, I remember the
local university nursery called their best seller--a hybrid poplar--"most


On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

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> You may be unpoplar in your neighborhood if you cut down too many trees.
> Joel
>       From: Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
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> Thanks for the explanation.
> Both instances struck me as being "popular" with the palatalization.=20
> I'll continue to keep my ears open. Since I'm having some poplars cut=20
> down in the near future, I'll have many opportunities. BB

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