One of my pet peeves is that, in the UK, many people seem to mispronounce the word "drawing". The correct pronouciation is /ˈdrɔː.ɪŋ/. Why then, do so many people allow that /r/ to creep in to give /ˈdrɔː.rɪŋ/?

This is particularly annoying when educated and otherwise erudite people make this mistake.

Can anyone shed any light as to the cause or explanation for this?



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