[Ads-l] G. MacKay and Co.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 4 13:10:20 UTC 2016

Wikpedia, sv "Kid McCoy," directs one to an 1881 occurrence of "the
real McCoy" in GB.

I withdraw my suggestion of a "spelling pronunciation." More likely,
it was the oral conflation of MacKay and McCoy.


On Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 3:17 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 7:45 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:
>> > Do we have any evidence for a "muhkye" pronunciation of "McCoy"?   This
>> certainly seems the most plausible explanation for the transition from
>> "MacKay" to "McCoy," if they were indeed pronounced similarly.
> "There is an Irish branch of the MacKays--they call themselves _Macoy_."
> http://www.mackayhistory.org/research/maceye/maceye_or_macka.html
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