End of ADS-L Digest - 24 Oct 1997 to 25 Oct 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 25 Oct 1997 to 26 Oct 1997 There are 8 messages totalling 173 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Metaphors to l*ve by 2. Blessings and other southern euphemisms 3. "Able to Earn" 4. 5. unctuous speech 6. sociolinguistic competence 7. "Nary?" (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 08:41:17 -0500 From: Peggy Smith Subject: Re: Metaphors to l*ve by Bethany, As a teacher of high school sophomores, I can tell you that I am appalled (even if it was tongue-in-cheek.) Is there no respect for cultural and racial diversity in the schools in your area? These students would be prohibited from wearing this shirt in my school and the class advisor who permitted its printing and distribution would be called on the carpet. If the assumption that this is acceptable in the school is universal, I think there is a much deeper problem than a group of linguists can solve. And it stinks out loud. Peggy Smith Cleveland Hts. High School Cleveland Hts., OH 44118