End of ADS-L Digest - 18 Mar 1994 to 19 Mar 1994 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 111 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. French linguistic legislation 2. Dan Rather (3) 3. Homophone? 4. help 5. Bouncing message reports ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 21 Mar 1994 10:57:47 -0500 From: Tom McClive Subject: Re: French linguistic legislation I wonder if anyone can comment on a French speaker coming to a city like New York; which, like Paris, is a place different from the rest of the country, and where people are supposed to be rude. I have had some wonderful experiences in France, including Paris, speaking French. I have had some wonderful experiences on visits even before I learned how to speak French. But I wonder about visitors wandering around New York City trying to speak English to the natives. How are they treated? Do people expect them to speak English instead of another language? Would anyone scorn their imperfect English? On the whole, I would rather be in Paris with imperfect French than in NYC with imperfect English. Tom McClive tommcc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gibbs.oit.unc.edu