Date: Thu, 7 Sep 1995 08:06:58 -0400

From: Heilan Yvette Grimes HEP2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: English-only

Mikey wrote a message which not everyone on this list

agrees with, and it is perfectly appropriate to take

exception with his ideas. Criticism, however, seems

to degenerate into a kind of commentary (such as

"just which language were you writing in? I couldn't tell")

that is not only inappropriate, but also entirely out of

keeping with what should be the professional tenor of

a list like this one. If we are here to discuss ideas,

decorum is essential --and not just a minimum of it. If

some participants choose to ignore this norm, the best

thing others can do is to ignore them altogether

instead of taking pot-shot at them in a manner that

does not contribute to clarify the issues at hand.

Milton Azevedo

I believe the person commenting on Mikey's English usage was pointing out the

ridiculousness of someone being so adamantly opposed to second languages

while being so grammatically incorrect in his own language. It is obvious

Mikey doesn't speak a second language, and obvious he barely speaks a first.