Michael B Quinion michael at QUINION.COM
Wed Apr 10 16:20:51 UTC 2002

A subscriber to World Wide Words from Spain asks me what the
word 'chimry' means. It appears in a 1960s song by the Ronettes:

  Sweeter than candy on a stick
  Huckleberry, chimry or lime
  If you had a choice
  He'd be your pick
  But lollipop is mine

Could it be 'cherry' transmogrified?

Michael Quinion

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