english, the official national language

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Wed May 24 02:51:29 UTC 2006

 >- >>
>> Can anyone confirm which dialect the pols are designating as official?  Or
>> have they not gotten around to that yet?
>> Regards,
>> David
>> barnhart at highlands.com
I seem to remember that this matter was settled many years ago when the
army or some other undoubted authority chose the dialect of that St. Louis
native, Vincent Price (!) , to represent on language records for teaching
purposes, the  true standard American English tongue.  I'd love to hear W's
rendition of that dialect (more an idiolect, I'd have thought).  (Or do I
mean isolect?)

W stands for >:<  War ____Waste___Wiretaps____Witchhunts  >:<

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