Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 10:23:22 -0500


Subject: Re: "Ami" -Reply

Chill out! No one here is trying to change the world. People are reporting

their observations. This is DATA, the basis of descriptive (not

prescriptive) linguistics.

You report non-pejorative use. Someone else reports pejorative use.

Neither of you is lying, and both of you are probably reporting accurately.

The data show VARIATION. No problem.

Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200

320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA :

Jason Wilke wilke[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NJ2.N-JCENTER.COM 0907.0043

I'm not sure how long ago you were in Austria, but I know I was in grade

school during the LA Olympics.


The LA Olympics were a long time ago. They were before the wall fell ...

and before that perspective fell. The world is at peace now. Don't try to

turn it back to what it was.

Jason Wilke