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Staving Roger Mills:
>I don't think so.  It's quite common (also /r/ = [w] too) in children up to
>about 3 yrs, when most outgrow it.  If it persists into adulthood, then it's
>an "impediment"-- listen closely to Barbara Walters (Baba Wawa in SNL's old
>satire).  IIRC some British politico of recent vintage also had the r/w
>problem.

As recorded by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd in "The Meaning of Liff"

Wath (n) The rage of Roy Jenkins.

Pete Bleackley