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

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 7 02:42:46 UTC 2015


The 2003 Bert Vaux survey says the 57% of the US say these words the sameIt's ~maireeyer and ~kaireeyer to meI wish he did eether/eye-ther because I hear much eye-ther lately - for either

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


 > Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2015 19:46:34 -0500> From: bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: merry/marry merger (Cricket Wireless)
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> 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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