A barrel of what?

We don’t hear much about barrows in the 21st century, which is no doubt why the folks having this garage sale listed a wheel barrel for sale.

I’m still not sure what a wheel barrel would look like. Perhaps a garbage can with wheels?

What they meant was wheelbarrow, a combination of wheel (you know what that is) and barrow (a type of hand truck).

Oh, and that “2 year old Lawnboy” mentioned in the ad. The correct form is 2-year-old Lawn-Boy. Note the hyphens in the adjective and the name. In a classified ad, that kind of mistake is understandable. If we were writing a story, though, we’d look look up the name and the style.

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