[DWJ] Big Bad Read

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Thu Jun 22 01:19:10 EDT 2006




On 22/6/06 2:34 PM, "Elizabeth Evans" <er.evans at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

> 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)
> 
> -    _    -    _    -    _    -
> 
> 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.
> 


Ditto


J

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