[Ads-l] merry/marry merger (Cricket Wireless)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 7 00:46:34 UTC 2015


In a commercial for the holidays, a voiceover artist calls Cricket
Wireless the "merrier carrier." She makes those two words rhyme,
disconcerting to those of us with the merry/marry distinction (let
alone the three-way merry/marry/Mary distinction).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flt4sAG0DwY

--bgz

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