[Ads-l] melodicas and bazookas

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Fri Nov 4 04:57:36 EDT 2016


In my idiolect, it rhymes with "person", not "purse on" or "fearsome".

Are we into Mary's Marriage territory here?

Robin

> 
>     I used to say "fur" because I saw a movie with a character named
>     "MacPherson" who was called "manFURson" by the other characters. But it
>     seems to me that, in real life, most people say "macFEERson."
> 
>     --
>     -Wilson
>     -----
>     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
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