Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 09:58:29 -0500 From: William J Stone Subject: Re: The Lords Prayer/Ebonics Thanks to Jeutonne Brewer for the website address. I found the Lord's Prayer in Ebonics very useful and will be checking the website for more examples as soon as I finish my mail. I am currently teaching a class on the language of prejudice and the prayer is an excellent example of just that. It is significant because it demonstrates quite nicely how humor can be used (combined with ignorance) to spread prejudice and misinformation. Used wisely, these examples can be quite productive. William Stone Linguistics Department N.E. Illinois University