Re Names, was re Hexwood's, Goon

Ven vendersleighc at
Mon Mar 11 22:11:11 EST 2002

Sally wrote

Over here Mary does NOT rhym with ferry.

Mary, fairy, wary, hairy all rhyme
merry, ferry, kerry, berry all rhyme

One is AIR the other is ERR

I have a friend from Rochdale who could make them
all rhyme, and more besides. He does this little
routine about Terry from Bury* who went for a
curry with Barry in his lorry and went on the

*usually pronounced berry. All vowels except y
are pronounced a bit like u as in flurry, but not
quite, it's a Rochdale thing. 

He also does a wicked impersonation of Lisa
Stansfield, a popstar from Rochdale.


.......... almost everyone is boring some kind of reader 
or other.

Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet

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