Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 10:50:12 -0500

From: Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU

Subject: words in -gry

Thanks to Jesse's comments on the -gry phenom. My secretary asked me about

that just this week, and I've seen it come up on alt.usage.english recently

as well. I never realized it was a riddle--never really paid that much

attention to it, just assuming it was one of these recurring urban legend

type things. Now I'll know what to say when I'm asked. Maugry, btw, from

Frnech malgre', no, via AN?


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