Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 01:42:32 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: "The Backbone of America"; First Monday in October; NY Yankees

Sorry for the two offending paragraphs.

Ellis Island ("First Monday in October") has a lot to do with American

dialects and American Speech. Actually, it probably influenced American

speech more than anything else.

It's an important Supreme Court case.

Ellis Island gets lots of visitors from all different countries.

It would be an ideal place for a center/museum for the study of

American dialects and names.

So I've been trying--

I've felt pretty bad this year.

I feel a lot worse now.