Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1993 18:09:31 -0600 From: Daniel S Goodman-1 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]