Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 19:53:33 EST From: simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU Subject: intrusive or unintrusive /l/ I have to admit I watched the Seinfeld show at 10:30 last night. Most of the episode takes place in the health club an ADS-L member mentioned last month, during the discussion re Dole and 3rd person self referencing. Last night, Jerry and Kramer think that the man they see at the club is Salman Rushdie. Later, Kramer tells Jerry it is Rushdie. He's sure because when he asked the man his name, the man said he was "Sal Bass", n and that he's a writer. Kramer says Rushdie's substituting [baes] for [saem[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n] ([AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] = schwa), which is clever because he's kept it as a fish. beth