[DWJ] Big Bad Read

Elizabeth Evans er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Thu Jun 22 00:34:08 EDT 2006

Lili asked:

Aunt Maria is from Black Maria.
Oh, and do we say "Ma-REE-a" (as in, "I just met a girl named...")
or "Ma-RIGH-a" (to rhyme with higher)

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Normally I would call a girl Ma-REE-a (as in West Side Story), but because a Black Maria (pronounced like higher) is a well-known term for a police transportation vehicle - (a.k.a.  paddy-wagon), I always think of her as Aunt Maraiah.


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