Non native speaker?

David Bergdahl bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Oct 24 15:04:24 UTC 2002

Now that the pair in custody are black males, where does that leave the NBC

--On Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:56 AM -0400 "THOMAS M. PAIKEDAY"
<t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA> wrote:

> Last  night NBC Nightly News reported that it had been determined that the
> sniper is a "native speaker" of English, probably a Caucasian, with an
> accent suspected to be Hispanic. The above judgement seems to have been
> based on the sniper's written rather than spoken English. There is a kind
> of verba volant (words fly) quality to the spoken evidence. But a
> recording may be available.
"We are all New Yorkers"
       --Dominique Moisi

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