Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1993 10:54:56 -0500 From: ALICE FABER Subject: Dialect Diversity? When the New York Times article on the loss of the traditional NYC accent (e.g., toidy-toid street) was printed last year, I had the same reaction that others on the list have expressed to the comments attributed to Stewart. But we should bear in mind that the few sentences printed were probably distilled out of a longer interview, and many qualifications expressed would have been edited out in the name of pithiness. Alice Faber Faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Yalehask.bitnet