Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 08:56:29 PDT From: John Baugh Subject: Larry Davis: a gentleman and scholar of the old school REPLY TO 10/26/94 07:22 FROM ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.BITNET "American Dialect Society": Re: offending idioms Thanks Larry: It's good to know that ADS will be lead by a scholar who is also a gentleman. In the hood we'd say "That man has good HT." (i.e. Home training). In the African American community, saying that someone had good "HT" or worse, that someone "ain't got no HT" is a way of distinguishing those who are considerate of others, and those who simply lack such training. Are there comparable expressions in the white community (in the U.S. or elsewhere?) Best, John Baugh To: ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.BITNET cc: RICKFORD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSLI