Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1993 09:24:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: Re: Sounding Northern Ho-ho-ho. Don Lance may fool them show-me students into believing that Stanard US English has its omphalos in Mission TX, but replications of the 'where do they speak the most correct English' studies of the early 1980's still show that MI speakers are as convinced now (as they were then) that MI English is the very best. (Suprising new data: young MI college students are not nearly as harsh in their judgments of the correctness and friendliness of US Southern states English as they were a decade, and (most surprising), California has become a tertiary area of incorrectness and unpleasantness. Dennis Preston <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet>