english, the official national language

Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Wed May 24 10:07:51 UTC 2006

Are you folks beginning to take on the demeanor of a lobby?  If so, you
must have thought far enough ahead to have a list of penalties appropriate
to the level of dysdialectal behavior, or is it misbehavior dialectally?
I'm thinking of finding a dialect coach to help me fend of the federales
(oops. I mean G-men, or will it be L-person?)

At what point will one's tongue be cut out?

Anonymously and Fearfully yours!

American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on Tuesday, May 23, 2006
at 10:51 PM -0500 wrote:
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>>> 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
>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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