Merry/Marry merger caught wild

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Thu Mar 1 15:45:44 UTC 2007

Dave Hause <dwhause at JOBE.NET> writ:

Seen in white shoe polish on windows, a turnpike rest stop in Oklahoma,
"Just Merred" (front and side) and "Just Merryed" on the back.  Or maybe the
couple's friends just can't spell.


And/or maybe there's a pun on one (or both??) of the names of the happy
couple. I've known at least one "Merry" (female, named for the [male]
character in Lord of the Rings), and I'm sure there are more, especially if
we count the Merediths.

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