Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 09:16:48 -0500
From: Dennis Baron
Subject: excerpts from az court decision

Excerpts of Court's opinion

The Associated Press

April 28, 1998

PHOENIX -- Excerpts from Tuesday's Arizona Supreme Court

opinion written by Justice James Moeller ruling that the state's

official English law is unconstitutional.

"We hold that the amendment violates the First Amendment to the

United States Constitution because it adversely impacts the

constitutional rights of non-English-speaking persons with regard

their obtaining access to their government and limits the

speech of elected officials and public employees. We also hold

the amendment violates the equal protection clause of the 14th

Amendment to the United States Constitution because it unduly

burdens core First Amendment rights of a specific class without

materially advancing a legitimate state interest.


"In making these rulings, we express no opinion concerning the

constitutional validity of less restrictive English-only

discussed in this opinion. We also emphasize that nothing in this

opinion compels any Arizona governmental entity to provide any

service in a language other than English."


"We agree with the Ninth Circuit's statement that Arizona's

rejection of that tradition (of tolerance) by enacting the

has severe consequences not only for Arizona's public officia

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Topics of the day:

1. Hello; ho! boy; cover jinx
2. United Nations (an Americanism!) (3)
3. Thole story
4. Fwd Re A raft of... reply functions?
5. thole story, etc.
6. Reply Functions
7. Reply-to issue, tech notes (2)


Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:53:38 EDT
From: Bapopik
Subject: Hello; ho! boy; cover jinx


I had previously discovered "hello" in the first issue of the theatrical
weekly NEW YORK CLIPPER (1853), used by that famous Bowery fireman of the
stage, Mose. This predated the telephone "hellos" of the 1880s.
I checked the comic magazine THE LANTERN (NY) January-June 1852, and our
first "hello" is now on page 200, col. 1:

_Armed Intervention._
"Hello, fels! Where's de muss, say?"

Interestingly, it is also spoken by a fireman. I haven't yet checked
the 1840s Mose cites at the public library's Lincoln Center branch for the
performing arts.
Previously, on page 31 of THE LANTERN, under "New Works in Progress,"
there was "_Hallo There!_--By the author of Eo-then." Pg. 4, col. 2 of the
first issue had "Hallo, Bill!"


This is from THE LANTERN (Jan.-June 1852), pg. 116, col. 2:

If an individual were to ejaculate a vociferous summons to one of the
masculine gender not yet arrived at the age of maturity, what musical
instrument of celebrity would he be induced to denominate?
Ho! boy. (Haut-boy.)

The RHHDAS's earliest citation is Bartlett's in 1857. I had found the
"ho-boying" in the RHHDAS.


I'm doing a study of the word "jinx." I recently came across "cover
jinx" by accident.
I was always familiar with the Sports Illustrated "cover jinx."
Supposedly, whoever was on the SI cover would then start to lose. However, I
always felt that it was the nature of sports--you made the cover because you
won a championship of some sort, and you had nowhere else to go but down.
Record losers never made the cover. I thought the phrase came from the 1970s,
but I haven't seen it recorded.
This is from TIME, 5 January 1942, pg. 3, col. 1:

_Cover Jinx_
TIME cover jinx still seems to be working. Latest casualties: Hutband,
Kimmel, Ferlor (?-ed.) von Bock.
J. F. R.
Washington, D. C.
--TIME's "cover jinx" has sometimes appeared to work on sports figures but not
on others. Franklin Roosevelt, who has appeared on TIME's cover six times
(including this week) since 1923 has, apparently, never felt it. No jinx
operated on Admiral Kimmel or General von Bock; the Admiral was placed on the
cover after the news of Pearl Harbor arrived; of the General TIME said in its
cover story, "When a list is made of the generals who have done most to
whittle down Germany's chances of victory the name of Bock may lead all the
rest." TIME hopes Admiral Yamamoto may rank as a sports figure.--ED.