emmaco at tpg.com.au
Thu Jun 22 18:16:22 EDT 2006
At 03:19 PM 22/06/2006, Judith Ridge wrote:
>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.
I always assumed the paddy wagon was pronounced "Ma-REE-a" and pronounced
the book title accordingly! Although I have a vague feeling the list may
have pointed this out before and I had chosen to forgotten.
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