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