HSchinske at HSchinske at
Tue Mar 12 13:32:50 EST 2002

In a message dated 3/12/2002 5:51:38 AM Pacific Standard Time, Anita Graham 

> I know people who pronounce all of Mary, merry and marry identically -
>  that's what they say, not my interpretation of their accent. I also assume
>  they could include Murray in that list. THe ones I know are from the US
>  midwest.

I agree re Mary, merry, and marry, but NO NO NO to adding Murray! I will 
never, no never, be an Amurrican. I never even heard the pervasive "murr" 
sound until I was in high school.

Helen, Pacific NW child of two Midwesterners, who did not use "murr" 
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