Date: Thu, 7 Sep 1995 12:54:42 -0400 From: Ellen Johnson Subject: patriots, etc. First, in a nod to accuracy, I am pleased to report that Georgia's governor, Zell Miller, vetoed the English-only legislation that passed there this year, fortunately in time for the Olympics. (Gee, I am getting paranoid now about going back to correct my typos, somthing I don't always do on e-mail!) Second, isn't it interesting how we non-prescriptivists fall back on prescriptive grammar as a means of defense when someone less educated (at least who writes that way) invades our domain. Still, having grown up in the South, I learned long ago that rational arguments have no effect on bigots, since their positions are not based on reason, but emotion, usually fear of some sort. Sometimes I'm brave enough to state outright that I disagree, sometimes I just ignore it; usually leaving the room gets the point across and gets me to a place with better company. Ellen Johnson new address: ejohnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]