[Ads-l] YouTubery: "I guess you never heard of a _wheelbarrel_."

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Apr 19 14:36:32 UTC 2019

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 10:31:59AM -0400, Laurence Horn wrote:
> > On Apr 19, 2019, at 4:15 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > 
> > I guess that I'm not the only person to have interpreted "wheelbarrow" as
> > "wheelbarrel." But I didn't continue to think that after I learned to read.
> > 
> > -- 
> > -Wilson
> As I’ve mentioned on the list, my wife (from Connecticut) regularly refers to ours as a “wheelbarrel”, although she has learned to read and does so quite often.  The web indicates she’s not alone.

I was asked about this when I was doing the Word of the Day site at Random House, so many years ago:


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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