Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 15:54:04 -0400

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: Linguistic bio assignment

A question and a correction, Bethany:

1. What is the "Barney Fag" question? (I remember the "Barney Fag"

incident--was it really two years ago?)

2. "American Tongues" did not stir up a fuss at all at Duke--and the

scene with the word "nigger" uttered by a white man was not cut. Walt

Wolfram told me (as I recall) that the word created quite a ruckus in some

high schools, which led to an expurgated version of the film.