Non native speaker?

David Bergdahl bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Oct 24 15:19:47 UTC 2002

Later reports that the stepson, Malvo, is a native of Jamaica, still
doesn't add up to "Hispanic"

--On Thursday, October 24, 2002 11:04 AM -0400 David Bergdahl
<bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> wrote:

> Now that the pair in custody are black males, where does that leave the
> NBC "expert"?
> --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.
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