Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 15 16:37:11 UTC 2008

As a consequence of the failure of the investment bank, Lehman
Brothers, I've discovered just a few hours ago, that this surname,
_Lehman_, is routinely pronounced as though spelled "Leeman," in at
least some locales outside of the greater Saint Louis metropolitan
area. In Saint Louis, _Lehman_ is a well-known local surname routinely
pronounced as though spelled "Layman."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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