Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 09:39:28 -0400 From: Grant Barrett Subject: RE>Re: "The Backbone of America"; First Monday in October; NY Yankees Barry's posts provide a personal perspective that might otherwise be lacking on this list. So many other lists are so dry, it's a wonder anyone subscribes to them. [I apologize for the alliteration.] Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -------------------------------------- From: Beverly Flanigan At the risk of sounding cold and hardhearted (like Mayor Giuliani), may I ask what Mr. Popik's life story anecdotes have to do with the study of dialects?