Re Names, was re Hexwood's, Goon

Alex alex.mb at zoo.co.uk
Tue Mar 12 13:29:02 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
> ferry........
>
> *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.
>

My accent has become more rp over time but I am from Lancashire and 'her
hair' always rhymed...

path still uses a  flat a though - southern friends used to go about me
having a laff in the bath and making it sound ludicrous.

Alex

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