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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 7 19:28:09 UTC 2015


Cricket Wireless, the merrier carrier -- the electronic medium for meeting your ideal mate.

Joel
      From: Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2015 7:46 PM
 Subject: [ADS-L] merry/marry merger (Cricket Wireless)
   
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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