The letter "R" in the English language is not a particularly distinguished letter. It is, of course, an integral part of the language, but when the letter "R" is part of a spoken word it is almost always of no auditory significance.
It's no longer hyperbowlic to say that we must stop the esculation of verbage malpractice from overpaid media pundints who engage in repeated mispronounciations. Too off ten, these incidences are allowed to perculate unchallenged in commentaries and innerviews.
"Appalachia" is no longer the heritage-derived place name coined by European explorers or the designation famed author Washington Irving once suggested as a replacement for North America. The word now represents systemic failure and poverty in the national lexicon.