Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 08:43:32 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: I wish I may, I wish I might (revisited)
In response to David's query: as it happens, Safire includes the "m'aider"
story for "May Day". Given my overall impression of Safire, I was wondering
whether it might (#may) have been a folk etymology, so David's parallel
observation is reassuring.