[Ads-l] Merry-Mary-Marry

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 27 20:45:13 EST 2020


It was Christmas, and everybody was feeling merry.  Till Mary got mad and
left.

"Traditional," so to speak, seasonal pun among black St. Louisans, from at
least the '40's.

On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 12:17 PM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> If folks don’t mind I’m going to be a little bit lazy and ask if someone
> knows a recent reference for the status of (non-)merger of the three words
> in North American dialects. Asking for a project Margaret Winters and I are
> doing.
>
> Geoff
>
> Geoffrey S. Nathan
> WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired)
> Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
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> geoffnathan at wayne.edu
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- Wilson
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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.
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