Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 02:32:45 EST
From: Bapopik Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: ADS-L again; Bean Town; Wicked Chicago; Nuts
How does that song go in OKLAHOMA!? The farmer and the cowboy can be
friends? What about the sociolinguists and etymologists? Aren't the words
and phrases we use and how we use them both equally important?
Do you have to use the word "unprofessional"?? Ouch!! Now I know how
dentists and chiropractors feel! Next time you get a toothache or a backache,
you won't go to a professional brain surgeon, will you?
Although no one's done so, give some thought to an online AMERICAN POPULAR
SPEECH magazine such as the one I posted. The linguists might go to the
AMISTAD review, the lexicographers might go to NEW WORDS AND PHRASES or NOTES
AND QUERIES, and onomasts might check out the origin of Pumbaa in THE LION
KING review. There's something for everybody--and I do mean that!
I left something out of that posting--sound cards. The online magazine
will have sound! It'll be amazing!! Cool! Neato! Even fun!! Say only one
out of every thousand people who see a movie checks out our review of it.
That's gonna be thousands of people! And say one of those people is a Bill
Gates or Ross Perot, and he goes to our web site, and he reads about DARE. Or
say it's a student, and that student then becomes interested in linguistics
and wants to take your courses and buy your books.
Think about AMERICAN POPULAR SPEECH again. I think it's our future. We
shouldn't enter the next millennium without it.
Hakuna Matata! (See LION KING review for etymology. Punch sound card for