Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 13:05:49 -0500
From: "Gregory J. Pulliam" HUMPULLIAM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MINNA.ACC.IIT.EDU
Subject: Re: FOR English Only
Why have you STILL not responded to Terry's points? Why are you so eager
to latch on to her anger and so unwilling to engage the primary arguments
against EOL? I think many of us assume it's because you have no reasonable
response, and therefore, choose to make no response at all.
Additionally, several people have taken Terry's "get the f*** off this list"
out of context, it seems to me. The ADS-L is a list for people who are in
favor of linguistic diversity--both within the English-speaking community, and
within and between other languages. Most of us celebrate diversity, so to
come online and start talking about "national unity" and other such notions
is by nature inflammatory. It would be analogous to joining a list for
baseball lovers and continuously dissing the sport, and then when confronted
with numerous flames from baseball-lovers, claiming to be the victim of an
There are forums for people interested in language issues in general to
exchange ideas. I wish you'd write to them.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
humpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]minna.acc.iit.edu