Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 07:16:55 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: oj trial

P.S. Perhaps for Natalie. Usually when I reply to a posting from the

list (using either pine or elm--why are mail programs named after

trees?), the reply goes to the list. In replying to Sali's posting,

however, the reply goes first to him and then to ADS-L as a cc. Any

explanations out there?

Replies to Sali's postings go to him because for some reason he has set

the 'reply-to' line that way. The list setting is 'reply-to=list,respect'

-- which tells listserv to send replies to the list but to respect special

requests like Sali's.

Sorry to be late in replying. I've been out of town and didn't manage to

stay even close to on top of all list mail even though I was checking my

personal e-mail from time to time.

Re the topic of "sounding black" (which I'm sure there's more list mail

ahead on -- "ahead on" sounds weird): it has been my experience as both

non-linguist (pre-linguist?) and linguist that yankees tend not to be able

to distinguish between black and white Southern speech while most Southerners

can (usually -- there are of course exceptions). I haven't followed the OJ

trial at all and know nothing about this witness or anything else related

to the trial, but I would say that the "sounding black" isn't universal

enough (as in not all blacks "sound black," some whites might "sound black,"

not all listeners are able to judge) or definite enough to be useful in a


There are published results of various tape tests, btw, which I'm sure

people have mentioned by now.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]