It was recently brought to my attention that I have been using “rollerboard” with regards to my carry-on suitcase, instead of “rollaboard”. Feeling pretty sure I had seen it both ways, I had to stop and think. Why do I use “rollerboard”? Am I using the incorrect word? I realized that when I write it out, in my head I hear the “r”, so “rollerboard” looks more correct to me than “rollaboard”. But “rollaboard” is the action–you “roll aboard” your suitcase. Huh.
So I turned to the best place to find answers in this age of information–the Google. I did indeed find instances of both words being used interchangeably, on Amazon and on eBags. I guess technically both are correct, since both are used by suitcase manufacturers. But I am curious about what you guys think.