"nuptuals" for nuptials

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Feb 3 16:35:46 UTC 2006

A short piece on NPR's Morning Edition today, regarding a trend toward
substituting charitable contributions for wedding presents, was read with a
consistent pronunciation  "nuptual/s" for_nuptial/s_.
  It sounded familiar enough that I know I've heard it before. It made me
wonder: is it regional or merely random, occasional confusion influenced by
_factual, conceptual _, &c?

W stands for >:<  War ____Waste___Wiretaps____Witchhunts  >:<

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