Is the word "frustrating" really so hard for people to pronounce? →
I've known two people now who pronounce "frustrating" as fus
trating. There are other common words that start with 'fr' -- France, from, free -- and the R doesn't get dropped in those. Maybe it's the recurrence of the R in the second part of the word that tricks people into dropping the first one?
The first person I knew who said it that way drove me batty. Now that there's another in my life, I'm wondering if it's a common impediment of some sort.
Got any anecdotal evidence to share?