Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 00:26:02 -0400


Subject: Re: "=" wrongs (was: "Ami")

PLEASE don't use accented letters on this list, or any other

characters that aren't on a standard keyboard.

Sorry, folks. Guess I'm just a bluete Ami.

Aside from the umlaut, though, I must say that I have never seen a message I

posted to any list come back looking quite like that -- with the line end

commands and such. Several other messages that have come to me from the ADS-L

recently have had the same thing. Strange.

I must clarify that there are different words in question, neithre of which

have I ever heard used with "Ami".

Bloede meas stupid or ignorant. Blutig means bloody (although in the

literal sense and has no derrogatory slang meaning).

The oe is the keyboard approximation of an umlaut.

I can assure you that there is no derrogatory meaning in the term Ami.

It was used by friends -- CLOSE friends -- referring to me -- in front of

me. You may calm your jets.