Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1993 15:43:15 -0500 From: "David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783" Subject: Another anecdote on the same theme as Rudy Troike's--I once had a student linger after class and ask me if she sounded like a New Yorker. Not to my NY ears I told her after asking her to pronounce a few diagnostic terms, e.g. bottle of beer, word choice, &c. But she was not relieved. From Dayton OH and Jewish, her dorm-mates said she sounded like a New Yorker as a code-form for "she looked like a N. Y. Jew" rather than an Ohioan.