Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1993 18:09:31 -0600
From: Daniel S Goodman-1 dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Dialect Diversity?
On Wed, 24 Nov 1993, ALICE FABER wrote:
When the New York Times article on the loss of the traditional NYC accent
(e.g., toidy-toid street) was printed last year, I had the same reaction that
others on the list have expressed to the comments attributed to Stewart. But
we should bear in mind that the few sentences printed were probably distilled
out of a longer interview, and many qualifications expressed would have been
edited out in the name of pithiness.
Am I the only one here who's noticed that the New York Times isn't exactly
accentless? It uses such words as "stringbeans" rather than "green
beans". And it uses Yiddish words such as "chotchkes" without bothering
to translate them.
Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]maroon.tc.umn.edu