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jacdac

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Lebanese
‘You get on outta dere,’ Delacroix said, sounding like a nervy old woman telling a kid to climb down out of thatere apple tree. ‘You ain’t suppose to be in there wit no one else on the block.’
Source: The Green Mile by Stephen King

I surmise thatere is a typo, right?

Thank you.
 
  • Language Hound

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    American English
    No, I think it is supposed to reflect the way the person speaks.
    "Thatere apple tree" = that there apple tree

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