[Ads-l] popular eggcorn for poplar

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 27 17:42:06 UTC 2015


Mention of poplar, takes me back to high school Latin class, where
<po:pulus> (feminine) is 'poplar tree', but <populus> (masculine) is (are?)
'people'. Can this be mere coincidence? (8^o)

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