Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 00:12:34 -0800

From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence

At 4:13 PM 12/5/95, STEPHANIE RAE WELLS wrote:

I'm just curious to know if anybody out there still holds the belief that

a persons intelligence can be measured by the way they speak?

My husband the psychologist says that while we may recognize that accents,

dialects et al. are not good indicators of intelligence, vocabulary is

amongst our best indicators. (And on a personal note, I must admit that

when I hear a really heavy, thick Southern/ NY /Oklahoman/etc. accent I

have to concentrate on not immediately thinking stupid -or at least