Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 19:21:13 +0000

From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET

Subject: Is ... is

The New York Times today, quoting Kurt Vonnegut:

"How can I know whether I'm being kidded or not, or lied to?" he

asked, from his home on eastern Long Island, N.Y., where he

somewhat defiantly does not surf the Net or get e-mail. "I don't

know what the point is except is how gullible people are on the


Now here is the dilemma. Is the revered Vonnegut playing fast and loose

with syntax and grammar or has the revered New York Times misquoted him?

Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]