Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 16:23:23 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: Linguistic bio assignment

On Mon, 6 May 1996, Ronald Butters wrote:

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?)

What I mean by the "question" is whether it is reasonable to claim that

"Barney Frank" can become "Barney Fag" as a simple slip of the tongue.

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.

Thanks for the correction.


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