Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 14:01:14 -0500
From: "Suzanne Legault: English" E7E4LEG[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TOE.TOWSON.EDU
Subject: Re: Political Blunder
I'm curious: Could the Senator really have misunderstood the caller?
The caller said, "I ain't near rich as you." The Senator
angrily replied, "I ain't nigger rich either."
The only way I can imagine a "legitimate" mis-hearing (as opposed to some very
swift back-pedaling) is for both speakers to be r-less. Even then I have to
wonder, since you say that the Senator is not a native son, but hails from