[DWJ] Black Maria

Catherine Butler cathcbutler at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 07:02:42 EST 2017

Oh yes, I've never heard the police van pronounced any other way. No doubt
for that reason I have always called the character in BM "Mar-EYE-ah" too,
although it also has a slightly old-fashioned feeling that suits her.


On 12 December 2017 at 11:53, Chris Cooke <cc at canteringserpent.com> wrote:

> I pronounce the police van meaning as "Mar-EYE-ah" - and that's pretty
> much the only time I pronounce Maria that way.
> ("Paint Your Wagon" rather than "West Side Story", if you like.)
> I have no idea why.
> Chris.
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