Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 08:43:32 EDT From: Larry Horn 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. L.