Gunnar Jauch wrote:
> am 21.10.2002 22:41 Uhr schrieb Carrol Cox unter [log in to unmask]:
> > What in the world is the reference of "poplar or poindester"? Are you
> > referring to the Reagan aide of that name?
> Wasn't that "Poindexter"?
A common perceptual error, though I forget now the name and analysis of
it. What I _saw_ was "Poindexter"; it's the same kind of error that
makes people think my name is spelled either "Carol" or "Carroll" -- one
sees (not just in reading but in seeing, hearing etc. the world around
one) what one expects from the general context. Poinde-ter generated
poindexter in my mind.
But I still don't know who or what a poindeSter is either! :-)