Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 10:50:12 -0500 From: Dennis Baron 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? Dennis Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of English office: 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 S. Wright Street home: 217-384-1683 Urbana, IL 61801