Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 19:39:39 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: Bounced Mail

Tim, what does the Hill Street Blues cop's Jewishness have to do with his use

of euphemistic epithets?

Natalie, Nothing in particular -- just like his height, the degree

of his articulateness, his eating habits, his profession, and his

grunting. I was drawing on my mental image of the character to

identify him to readers. His ethnicity stands out as part of his

identity. Why do you ask?

I didn't. Somebody else did. I was simply forwarding mail that bounced

to me as listowner.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]